Topic archives: defence

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 5, 2014 3

Walkleys goss edition ... Abbott's Facebook re-examined ... budget cuts hurt at defence ...

The complicated politics of a French defence treaty

The complicated politics of a French defence treaty

November 19, 2014

Australia and France have been quietly negotiating a defence treaty that will affect New Caledonia and French Polynesia. But the people that live there seem to have been lost in the negotiations, writes Nic Maclellan, journalist and researcher on Pacific affairs.

Iraq debacle complicates Johnston’s tenure at Russell Hill

Iraq debacle complicates Johnston’s tenure at Russell Hill

September 16, 2014 43

The demise of inept defence minister David Johnston may no longer be so imminent given we're now at war... or something.

How army rankings translate to civilian middle management

September 15, 2014

Crikey readers have their say on terror threat levels, the real meaning of "moomba" and other issues of the day.

Manning: we all hope for an Aussie submarine

Manning: we all hope for an Aussie submarine

September 12, 2014 11

There are reasons Australia should build submarines -- and they are not all to do with cost.

Retracing our steps on the march into Iraq

Retracing our steps on the march into Iraq

August 28, 2014 20

The parallels between the current path to intervention in Iraq and Syria and the Iraq War 11 years ago are uncanny and discomfitting.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 28, 2014 4

Courier-Mail staff hauled in for legal training ... journo earns $270k ... ANZAC rules stipulate 'hand on heart' ...

Strict defence: is DHA allowed to lease property to the public?

Strict defence: is DHA allowed to lease property to the public?

December 6, 2013 5

Defence Housing Australia, whose mandate is to provide housing for Defence personnel, has rented out several Townsville properties to the general public. Crikey intern Tim Oliver reports.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 5, 2013 4

Defence officers cashing in on Afghan war's end? ... new 7.30 host revealed ... another education program canned ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 26, 2013 1

Abbott's academic transcript ... calling all toilet reviewers ... older readers in revolt ...

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

April 24, 2013 4

Is Julia Gillard actually being investigated? By the police, and not just by News Ltd? Plus other political views noted along the way/

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

January 25, 2013 3

Defence women on the frontline since January 1 ... transport group to go into administration? ... readers of The Age love their guns ...

Defence at Mardi Gras: a military step towards inclusiveness

Defence at Mardi Gras: a military step towards inclusiveness

December 24, 2012 1

The ADF plans to enter a uniformed marching formation in the 2013 Sydney Mardi Gras for the first time. It's about time, writes one journalist and gay Defence spouse.

Aid for checkpoints? The militarisation of Australia’s aid

Aid for checkpoints? The militarisation of Australia’s aid

December 7, 2012

The Australian Defence Force directly delivers about half of Australia's aid to Afghanistan. There are myriad problems with this approach, writes Gareth Bryant from AID/WATCH.

The Coalition’s leaked policy notes: what you found

July 6, 2012 53

Readers have been running the ruler over the Coalition's "speaker's notes" leaked by Crikey yesterday. Here are the best responses ...

Defence: ADF has many problems, budget isn’t one of them

May 9, 2012 4

Some paint a bleak picture of risky cuts to our defence forces as a result of last night's budget announcement, but the only risk should be towards the dead wood in the portfolio, writes Eric Palmer, a Defence writer and analyst.

Austerity drives cutbacks in military spending, here and abroad

May 4, 2012 15

Yesterday's defence spending cutbacks won't have much impact from the critical perspective of industry policy.

New white paper has to look at fixing core problems in defence

May 4, 2012

The 2013 Defence white paper is a failure before it starts. Unworkable. Unaffordable. A loss of national defence capability; continuing. With no end in sight, writes Eric Palmer.

Everyone’s gone KONY crazy

March 9, 2012 1

Crikey readers have their say.

The winners from the war on terror

June 17, 2011 17

Our $16.7 billion spending on the war on terror had ended up in some interesting hands -- and hasn't necessarily reduced the threat of terrorism.