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Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

The Australian Defence Force will be inordinately affected by future humanitarian crises and military conflicts resulting from climate change. How it acts today will prove crucial.

Government braces for Hayne recommendations

Government braces for Hayne recommendations

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison is urging careful responses to the banking royal commission's final report, and officials have revealed that ADF personnel were involved in the deaths of up to 18 civilians in a 2017 incident in Iraq. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won’t tell us why

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won’t tell us why

The government is treating us with contempt by racking up hundreds of millions of dollars of extra national security spending without debate or transparency.

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

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

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

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

Gender diversity is not a PC buzzword -- it saves lives and wins wars, a senior Defence servicewoman has said.

New study confirms suicide higher for veterans

New study confirms suicide higher for veterans

Australia's ex-servicemen have a much higher rate of suicide than other Australian men, a new study confirms -- and younger men in particular are at risk.

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.

Should Australia procure nuclear submarines?

Should Australia procure nuclear submarines?

The Future Submarine program asks a lot of critical questions about the future of Australia's defence capabilities, writes director of Insight Economics Jon Stanford.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Australian veterans snubbed? ... Campbell Newman is moving on ... and the stupidest laws in Britain ...

Death from above: Australia gets in on the drone strike game

Death from above: Australia gets in on the drone strike game

Australia is moving from surveillance drones to armed drones. But given the US' record of using drones in countries without authorisiation (and given Abbott's penchant for "captain's calls"), are Australian armed drones a good idea?