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Monopoly men

Monopoly men

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week, still another reason to hate Facebook. Plus, seeing monopolies and why we need to talk about Kevin. This edition of Side View brought to you by my monster cold and all the Codral I've taken to deal with it! And how does that stuff even work anyway?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Keenan pays up ... love is a battlefield ... 18C watch ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

This one is not going to the pool room ... can Defence personnel march in Mardi Gras in uniform? ... Bruce Billson hanging up his cheerful hat ...

Iraq debacle complicates Johnston’s tenure at Russell Hill

Iraq debacle complicates Johnston’s tenure at Russell Hill

The demise of inept defence minister David Johnston may no longer be so imminent given we're now at war... or something.

If Huawei is OK within Defence, why sensitivity about the NBN?

If Huawei is OK within Defence, why sensitivity about the NBN?

The ban on the Chinese telecoms hardware and products company Huawei becoming involved in the NBN is odd to say the least.

Richardson: Defence needs to know who’s in charge

Richardson: Defence needs to know who’s in charge

The attack on Defence Minister Stephen Smith has been relentless.

Defence is like a fox defining a chicken for a farmer

Defence is like a fox defining a chicken for a farmer

Aside from the Skype s-x scandal, Defence Minister Stephen Smith has been bullet-proof, writes Eric Palmer, a Defence journalist and analyst.

Smith goes in to battle

Smith goes in to battle

With Anzac Day looming, it seems a fitting time to re-examine our attitude towards and within the Australian Defence Force in light of the ADFA scandal.

Defence procurement bungles: we’re without amphibious capability

Defence procurement bungles: we’re without amphibious capability

Australia now has almost no amphibious capability to respond to emergencies in our region, writes James Brown, former military commander and Lowy Institute Military Associate.

Joint Strike Fighter latest puts our defence planning under siege

Joint Strike Fighter latest puts our defence planning under siege

Australia, in the JSF, has no answers. Just a painfully expensive toy that is years late in development, and already below the specifications of rivals that appear closer to entering operatons.