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OPEN LETTER: A fair go for veterans

How about a "fair go" for veterans on superannuation and incapacity compensation payments, Prim ...  
There is no business like show business

The AFP's ties to the Coalition have almost turned our nation into a police state, using terrorism ...  
JOHN MENADUE: Coalition spin versus the facts on boat arrivals

Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison did not "stop the boats". John Menadue summarises how the boats wer ...  
White elephants of the sea: The French-Australian submarine agreement

The Australian navy has made an agreement to purchase a dozen submarines from France, but the deal ...  
Does the Labor Party deserve our vote?

Is the Labor Party offering a genuine, inspiring alternative to the current mess of a Governmen ...  
Labor must find a strategy to defuse Coalition bullying

It isn’t difficult to grasp the argument that Bill Shorten capitulated to the Morrison Govern ...  
Wren's week: national security, climate change and LGBTI discrimination

This week, John Wren discusses the dangerous way our politicians frame national security, the ...  
Syria awaits transition but at what cost?

A resolution in Syria remains uncertain as sectarian interests wrestle for supremacy.  
Australia's counter-terrorism force: A strategic plan

Dr Allan Orr explains his idea for a counter-terrorism unit, following comments made in national ...  
The Bourke Street attack and the tactical trolley

Every time Australian security agencies are tested at counter-terrorism, they fail, writes inte ...  
Trump’s withdrawal from the INF treaty could signal a new nuclear arms race

While the threat of nuclear war seems like a thing of the past, the reality is that the global ...  
Are boat turnbacks unlawful under Australian workplace law?

Australia's boat turn-back legislation is based on a legally invalid declaration, making boat ...  
Trump and Trev’s big, straight, award winning ‒ or losing ‒ lies

Donald Trump’s credibility sinks to hellish depths in Helsinki, while Big Trev gets caught ...  
How a Greens Senator undermined democracy

Last week, says Dr Jennifer Wilson, Senator Nick McKim misrepresented a Parliamentary amendment on ...  
Undoing a legacy: The Vietnam War's 'barrier minefield'

Joe Patterson reports on the lengths taken by organisations such as the Mines Advisory Group to ...  
Donald Trump, Australia and U.S. tariffs: 'Ironclad' exemptions for security

'Prime MinisterTurnbull fell into a trance, echoing each behavioural sign and cue from Trump as to ...  
Foreign interference laws and the Australian media

The foreign interference laws being proposed by the Turnbull Government are a major threat to ...  
Mungo MacCallum: Turnbull Government merchants of death

[In allocating $3.8 billion for weapons, Turnbull's] attitude appears to be the rationale of ...