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

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.

What is Islamic State doing in the Philippines?

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.

A budget more Keynes than Kissinger — at least on Defence

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.

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

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.

Pay cuts in the Army Reserve?

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.

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

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.

Overstretched ADF can’t supply backup to Tarin Kowt

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.

Comments, corrections, clarifications and c*ck-ups

Comments, corrections, clarifications and c*ck-ups

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 ...