The Australian government needs to rethink the way it spends taxpayer money on submarines, as well as fighter jets and tanks.
Junk preferences in South Australia ... the real leadership battles in Queensland ... Americans order flat whites ...
The government needs a ministerial overhaul to more effectively play to its strengths.
The government has suffered yet another bad week -- and with no relief in sight.
Tony Abbott has "full confidence" in the Defence Minister. That is probably not good for David Johnston's career. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian looks at the political kiss of death.
Mike Carlton writes on Gerard Henderson, and Crikey readers talk defence ministers past and the NBN losers.
The demise of inept defence minister David Johnston may no longer be so imminent given we're now at war... or something.