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Australia refuses to gaol Pine Gap intruders on behalf of United States

A court in Brisbane this week declined to gaol peace protesters who infiltrated the Pine Gap U.S. ...  
Three Coalition MPs caught out claiming endorsements they simply never received

What is it with rightwing politicians claiming endorsements they simply don’t have? Managing ...  
Pine Gap FOI bombshell: Australia has 'full knowledge and concurrence'

New FOI documents appear to show Australia has full knowledge of US activities at Pine Gap, which ...  
Australia's new security 'super ministry': Why does Dutton need so much power?

On top of his existing portfolios of Immigration, Customs and Border Force, Peter Dutton is soon ...  
Militarism and its contribution to global warming

Geoffrey Murray reviews Marty Branagan's 'Global Warming, Militarism and Nonviolence'.  
War, US military bases and the IPAN Conference

The eagerness of Australian leaders to be ardent devotees to the U.S. dominated discussions at the ...  
The vassal of the Pacific: Turnbull's blind support for US-North Korea conflict

Malcolm Turnbull's unqualified commitment to the U.S. in North Korea, apart from being undemocr ...  
Terrorism, highway robbery and the Commonwealth Bank

It has been alleged the CBA has funded terrorism, so why isn’t CEO Ian Narev being held under ...  
Terror bomb plot: Quick Australia, get under the doona covers!

Jim Pembroke ponders Malcolm Turnbull's impressive fear-mongering that has accompanied the latest ...  
Plane bomb plots, airport security and elaborate kitchen appliances

Reports of Sydney raids involving an alleged plot to bring down a plane were instantly elevated to ...  
Peter Dutton's 'super ministry': Extending the scope for abuse of power

The announcement of a new Peter Dutton-led "super ministry" will extend the scope of governmen ...  
The death of Justine Damond and Australia's fear-based police state

The tragic shooting of Australian citizen, Justine Damond, by U.S. police calls into question the ...  
Turnbull's increased 'terror' defence force powers an insidious overreach

'Conflating police with military functions is not only an insidious overreach but blurs assumpt ...  
Border Force: A threat to us all

Border Force's increased interest in Australian citizens as PM Malcolm Turnbull announces greater ...  
Was Australia part of a strike on ISIL in a Mosul civilian neighbourhood?

Marise Payne's claim that Australian bombs did not kill civilians in a March Mosul air strike ...  
Syrian airstrike: More to the September 2016 'mistake' than originally thought

If Australia was to blame, why are we no more informed on the Syrian airstrike since the September ...  
Turnbull Government sells latest U.S. spin on North Korean nuclear threat

'This tactic is as old as the human race itself: create an external threat to keep the populace ...  
Will DFAT's new foreign policy White Paper include digital diplomacy?

After years of inertia, DFAT's foreign policy White Paper needs to include digital diplomacy.