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Australia lags decades behind in the submarine race

Australia lags decades behind in the submarine race

The recent rise of advanced underwater drones has highlighted Australia's $50 billion gamble on traditional submarines which won't be deployed for decades.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s gift to arms dealers

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s gift to arms dealers

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has announced a windfall for Australia's defence exporters. Plus, blackouts across Melbourne as energy networks struggle in sweltering temperatures. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Turnbull’s $90 billion National Shipbuilding Plan has a recruitment problem

Turnbull’s $90 billion National Shipbuilding Plan has a recruitment problem

The "nation building" project intends to be a major boost to heavy industry and could see significant economic shifts. With so much at stake, what could possibly go wrong?

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

Erstwhile prime minister and globetrotting guest lecturer Tony Abbott has extolled the benefits of climate change at a gathering of "climate sceptics". Plus, the government has admitted a national security contractor was hacked last year. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Surprise! It’s another good war for defence contractors

Surprise! It’s another good war for defence contractors

The share prices of the defence contractors benefiting from the war against Islamic State continue to surge.

The rise and rise of Palantir and its ‘deep domain knowledge’

The rise and rise of Palantir and its ‘deep domain knowledge’

Palantir Technologies, a company in which the CIA has invested $2 million and helped the effort to destroy WikiLeaks, has set up shop in Canberra and is already doing well.