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A short and disturbing history of Australia’s spy scandals 

A short and disturbing history of Australia’s spy scandals 

Over and over, the history of intelligence services in Australia is that the only people made to suffer are those who reveal wrongdoing or incompetence.

The curious question of Kimberly Kitching

The curious question of Kimberly Kitching

The senator, who has seen a rapid advancement up the ranks of Labor, brought an approach to questioning a Senate reference committee that left Defence representatives scratching their heads.

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.

Crikey Worm: Pell to face charges, cybersecurity powers, Abbott’s nuclear smackdown

Crikey Worm: Pell to face charges, cybersecurity powers, Abbott’s nuclear smackdown

George Pell is set to return to Australia to face historical sex charges, Tony Abbott goes off the deep end, and the ASD is given more cybersecurity powers. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

If we can’t rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

If we can’t rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

Australians policymakers need to begin thinking through the implications of the Trump presidency: what if we can no longer rely on the United States for our security?

Shipbuilding sticker shock: taxpayer to waste millions per naval job

Shipbuilding sticker shock: taxpayer to waste millions per naval job

The government's new shipbuilding plan confirms we'll be spending millions per job to build naval vessels locally. And some of the jobs won't even be Australian.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Defence's own leak ... who is blocking Parliament extension ... the IR laws no one wants ...

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.

Keane: Turnbull’s reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Keane: Turnbull’s reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle illustrates that the only economic agenda this government has is propping up local manufacturing.