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Cut and paste your national security hype HERE

Cut and paste your national security hype HERE

Another budget, another drop to a News Corp journalist about amazing extra funding being given to our security agencies.

When should the military be deployed in Australia?

When should the military be deployed in Australia?

Crikey readers discuss the government's new military powers, and Labor's hurdles in Parliament.

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.

Labor can’t be trusted on national security

Labor can’t be trusted on national security

Ignore the Coalition's partisan sniping at Labor over encryption backdoors: Labor's record shows it can't be trusted to push back against corruption and misconduct by powerful security agencies.

Labor abandons the intelligence oversight issue

Labor abandons the intelligence oversight issue

In a new committee report, Labor has walked away from its previous commitment to fixing Australia's broken intelligence oversight system.

Collaery prosecution targets ABC but strangely misses News Corp

Collaery prosecution targets ABC but strangely misses News Corp

There's something suspicious about the charges against Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery -- in particular, the strange absence of a certain media organisation.

Government looks to jail lawyer and former agent in staggering attack on free speech

Government looks to jail lawyer and former agent in staggering attack on free speech

In an extraordinary prosecution likely to have massive ramifications for free speech in Australia, the Coalition government wants to jail lawyer Bernard Collaery and former intelligence officer Witness K in relation to the revelation that ASIS illegally bugged East Timor's government.

Attacks on ABC and unis won’t stop. This is a government seeking control.

Attacks on ABC and unis won’t stop. This is a government seeking control.

Wherever it has the opportunity to exercise power, the government's instinct is to use it to suppress criticism and dissent. And it's getting worse.

The faceless bureaucracy that’s pushing us down the road to a police state

The faceless bureaucracy that’s pushing us down the road to a police state

Australia's transition to an anti-dissent police state reflects a bureaucratic system intent of extending itself, and politicians who have an interest in allowing it to.

An incomplete list of evidence that Australia is becoming a police state

An incomplete list of evidence that Australia is becoming a police state

The government is taking Australia down the road to a police state where criticism or embarrassment of the government is punished. This is how.