Finding the answer to why Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was allowed to walk the streets — despite having his passport cancelled and refusing to face court — will be impossible given our useless system of intelligence oversight.
Crikey readers respond to Tony Abbott's English-first crusade, the role of police surveillance in preventing terrorism, and micro-parties in the Victorian election.
There is no reason why the failures around Man Haron Monis, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, and the Khayat brothers won't continue to happen. If they do, politicians have a lot to answer for.
Good morning, early birds. Fallout from Friday's deadly Bourke Street Attack in Melbourne continues, the federal government plans to shift migration quotas to states, and world leaders gather to commemorate Armistice Day. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: white terrorists, free speech and its discontents, and Plato's pooch.
After the worst anti-Semitic attack on US soil and more news of neo-Nazis in the National Party, the question of how we respond to radicalisation is increasingly relevant.
Good morning, early birds! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other prominent liberal figures have received suspicious packages believed to contain explosives, the government seeks to challenge child medical evacuations from Nauru and Manus, and crossbenchers hit out at potential coal subsidies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
A peaceful democracy protest in France almost ended in tragedy for several Australians. Where is the response from the foreign ministry?
For all his power, there are certain truths Malcolm Turnbull could never admit for fear of infuriating the right.
Police will be given new parties to override civil liberties in airports, as the government wastes hundreds of millions on security theatre.