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