Topic archives: terrorism

Broader force: airports become a dead zone for your basic human rights

May 15, 2018 46

Police will be given new parties to override civil liberties in airports, as the government wastes hundreds of millions on security theatre.

Terrorism vs ice: how are we funding the fights against our ‘biggest threats’?

January 24, 2018 8

News headlines are calling both ice and terrorism as the scourges of our age, but how does funding for these threats stack up?

Covering Melbourne … the most-read newspaper … Telcos pulled into line …

Covering Melbourne … the most-read newspaper … Telcos pulled into line …

December 22, 2017 2

The story yesterday of the car attack in Melbourne's city, apart from some ill-placed advertising and some bad takes online, was as good as can be expected.

Trump’s new shock doctrine is many kinds of stupid

November 14, 2017 2

Following the recent terror attack in New York, US President Donald Trump wasted no time in blaming the green card lottery for the disaster, writes Ruby Hamad.

The compelling link between domestic violence and mass murder

November 7, 2017 11

There's a well-demonstrated connection between domestic violence, terrorism and mass shootings -- one the government refuses to accept.

Crikey Worm: NYC killer radicalised in the US

November 2, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Police reveal more details about the man who killed eight people in a terror attack in lower Manhattan, and another one bites the dust in the ongoing citizenship saga. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

October 10, 2017 27

This US mass shooting, like other US mass shootings, has become what others have described with terrible precision as a Rorschach test.

Widening terror laws allows government to pursue non-terrorist enemies

October 9, 2017 17

When governments use words like "terrorism" and "security", the scrutiny that should be applied to them switches off, allowing them to get away with far more than they otherwise could.

Turnbull’s proposed detention law is a victory for terrorists

October 4, 2017 23

Turnbull's legislation threatens “one of the most fundamental safeguards of personal liberty”.

Domestic violence needs and deserves the same focus as terrorism

October 4, 2017 27

Our politicians are now ever-ready to pull the trigger on tougher counter-terrorism laws, and not just once but over and over. Strange that they don't apply that in areas clearly connected to terrorism.

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

August 24, 2017 10

Travel insurance is a necessity for peace of mind, however you likely won't be covered if a victim of terrorism, explains Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Double standard: white men can’t be terrorists

August 14, 2017 16

The media continues to be unable to use the t-word when the terrorist is white.

Something is badly wrong with the way we protect ourselves from terrorism

August 7, 2017 20

The discovery of an unsuccessful plot to bring down an airliner should raise serious questions about whether our massive national security spending is making us any safer.

Rundle: the real meaning of liberalism, or is Turnbull a tactical genius?

July 21, 2017 25

Turnbull's new mega-department is so driven by the politics of Big Fear that it would be impossible for Abbott to get to the right of it without advocating a generals-bishops junta for public safety.

Intelligence review recommendations are all empire-building, out of sight

July 19, 2017 7

What should have been a fundamental review of how we conduct and oversee intelligence-gathering has instead become an opportunity to expand and entrench the security bureaucracy.

Dutton anointed, Brandis humiliated. Malcolm Turnbull has finally lost it.

July 18, 2017 46

Malcolm Turnbull has announced a home affairs portfolio, in a major win for Peter Dutton that reflects how weak the Prime Minister is.

Going home: risky national security push comes from Turnbull’s weakness

July 11, 2017 8

The prime minister has allowed his weakness within his own party to influence his approach to national security, and there are big risks arising from that.

Yes, Australia’s best bud Saudi Arabia is actively funding terrorism

July 7, 2017 19

Malcolm Turnbull -- or, at the very least, his own Foreign Minister Julie Bishop -- is signing up as a paid supporter of the country that effectively funded al-Qaeda and IS.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 29, 2017 9

Did the ACTU try to influence the Walkleys? ... return of the leather jacket ... heeeeeeere's Kevin ...

Making new citizens swear allegiance to Australia is so outdated it’s literally mediaeval

June 28, 2017 9

Of all the seriously screwed up things that have been done to us in the name of national security, this is the very worst.