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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?
The demise of inept defence minister David Johnston may no longer be so imminent given we're now at war... or something.
The ban on the Chinese telecoms hardware and products company Huawei becoming involved in the NBN is odd to say the least.
The attack on Defence Minister Stephen Smith has been relentless.
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.
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.
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.