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Turnbull, Hanson, Putin and the truth behind MH17

Despite Turnbull's rush to blame Putin for shooting down MH17, a full, thorough and independent ...  
Why does mainstream media sing from the same songsheet?

An informed population is a central safeguard of democracy, hence the need for a strong alterna ...  
If Australia has switched enemies in Syria, who and why are we fighting?

If Australia has switched enemies, as our allies apparently have done, who and why are we fighting ...  
How many Arabs have we killed?

If we engage in illegal military incursions, shouldn't we document the loss of life, asks Kellie ...  
Mungo MacCallum: Turnbull's klutsy start to 2017 with Indonesia and Israel

Turnbull's handling of the spat with Indonesia and the fallout over the UN resolution on Israel ...  
Despite China's growing influence, it's still all the way with the USA for Turnbull

Post Trump, as Asian-Pacific alliances shift, is it time for Australia to re-evaluate its posit ...  
EXCLUSIVE: FOI documents expose Australia's unlawful invasion of Syria

'Make no mistake: we unlawfully invaded a sovereign state.' ~ ​​​​​​​Kellie Trant ...  
John Pilger's new film: The Coming War on China

John Pilger’s new film, The Coming War on China, examines the ominous war games between the ...  
Counter-terrorism 'lawfare' and the ADF's covert security war

Counter-terrorism "lawfare" and the lead-agency "debate” — how the ADF is winning a cove ...  
Castro is dead — long live the King?

Castro's death has inspired grief and celebration, but it is the death of his revolutionary spirit ...  
Mungo MacCallum: Turnbull, Trump and the sacrament of the U.S. alliance

Mungo MacCallum analyses the miring of Turnbull to the U.S. alliance in light of the shifting ...  
Australian Defence in a world of Payne — or is that Pyne?

Payne and Pyne can't decide who is the ranking minister, but Australia's Defence Department has ...  
U.S. Democrat HQ computer hacking by Russians raises cybersecurity concern

Paul McNeil discusses the recent hacking of Democrat HQ by Russians and the implications of the ...  
Syrial killers! The world at war with itself

In the theatre of war, destruction and terrorism that sweeps across Syria and beyond, we must ...  
Was Syrian air strike a 'mistake'? And why does Australia loyally plead guilty?

Was the Coalition airstrike on Syria really a mistake and why is Australia accepting responsibi ...  
Afghanistan: Australia's forgotten war

James O'Neill analyses Australia's involvement in "the longest war", which continues in Afghanist ...  
Coalition's bad judgement call in South China Sea dispute

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's comments about China's position in the South China Sea dispute ...  
What are we doing in Syria?

Kellie Tranter believes Australians have a right to know why our troops are in Syria but obta ...