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The NSW Police Force and the Australian Defence Force conducting public health order checks at homes and businesses in Sydney. (AAP Image/Supplied by NSW Police)

Oh good, the army’s here

Good morning, early birds. Members of the Australian Defence Force have been conducting random self-isolation checks across Sydney, and Queensland has announced four-week emergency rent relief. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

What is Islamic State doing in the Philippines?

We are a month into the siege of the country’s biggest Muslim city, Marawi, by groups who have aligned themselves with the so-called Islamic State.

Spending $50 billion for around 3000 jobs works out at a bit over $16 million each.

A budget more Keynes than Kissinger — at least on Defence

Spending $50 billion for around 3000 jobs works out at a bit over $16 million each.

The culturally loaded language the ADF uses to brand its cause -- emphasising courage, honesty and capability -- speaks to a very a narrow target audience of wannabe heroes: white men, writes <em>The Mandarin</em>'s senior journalist <b>Harley Dennett</b>.

Defence wants YOU — if you’re white and male, that is

The culturally loaded language the ADF uses to brand its cause -- emphasising courage, honesty and capability -- speaks to a very a narrow target audience of wannabe heroes: white men, writes The Mandarin's senior journalist Harley Dennett.

Crikey's tipsters today send in word on the street about Anna Bligh's unfortunate school evacuation moment, KPMG's nuclear-powered report and pay cuts in the defence forces.

Pay cuts in the Army Reserve?

Crikey's tipsters today send in word on the street about Anna Bligh's unfortunate school evacuation moment, KPMG's nuclear-powered report and pay cuts in the defence forces.

Media outlets around the world recycled a story from PNG last week  about women murdering their male babies to end a tribal war. What a shame it wasn't true, writes <b>Eleri Harris</b>.

Infanticide in PNG: don’t let truth stand in the way of a good story

Media outlets around the world recycled a story from PNG last week about women murdering their male babies to end a tribal war. What a shame it wasn't true, writes Eleri Harris.

Joel Fitzgibbon’s admission that there is no immediate solution to the problem of insufficient helicopters at Tarin Kowt to evacuate injured Australian or allied personnel is deeply alarming, writes <b>Bernard Keane</b>.

Overstretched ADF can’t supply backup to Tarin Kowt

Joel Fitzgibbon’s admission that there is no immediate solution to the problem of insufficient helicopters at Tarin Kowt to evacuate injured Australian or allied personnel is deeply alarming, writes Bernard Keane.

How to destroy the Australian Defence Force ... reflecting myth not fact on defence spending ... the ludicrous surgeons’ monopoly ... the elephant in the free trade room ... GetUp! and go jump ...

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How to destroy the Australian Defence Force ... reflecting myth not fact on defence spending ... the ludicrous surgeons’ monopoly ... the elephant in the free trade room ... GetUp! and go jump ...