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.
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?
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.
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.
November 7, 2017 11
There's a well-demonstrated connection between domestic violence, terrorism and mass shootings -- one the government refuses to accept.
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.
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.
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.
October 4, 2017 23
Turnbull's legislation threatens “one of the most fundamental safeguards of personal liberty”.
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.
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.
August 14, 2017 16
The media continues to be unable to use the t-word when the terrorist is white.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 29, 2017 9
Did the ACTU try to influence the Walkleys? ... return of the leather jacket ... heeeeeeere's Kevin ...
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.