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Daniel Flitton is senior correspondent for The Age covering foreign affairs and politics. He is a former intelligence analyst for the Australian government and was at one-time a university lecturer specialising in international relations.
Daniel Flitton "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear", warns the army's newest armoured four-wheel drive.
Daniel Flitton The army will spend $1.3 billion on a new, Victorian-built armoured four-wheel-drive designed to withstand the blast of a roadside bomb.
Daniel Flitton Relief at a delay to deregulate university fees comes with a call to government to keep foreign students coming to Australia to cover funding shortfalls.
Daniel Flitton Malcolm Turnbull has passed on an early chance to mix with global leaders at the United Nations, dispatching Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to represent Australia at the world gathering in New York.
Daniel Flitton While Canberra calls itself the "bush capital", in truth Australia has one of the most concentrated urban populations in the world.
Daniel Flitton Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has sought assurances from Nauru's President over upholding the rule of law on the island nation after several opposition MPs were arrested and others had passports...
Daniel Flitton The mere fact Australia is a country that will offer new home to refugees ensures asylum seekers will always want to come – whether by boat, plane or lining up in the mythical queue in conflict...
Daniel Flitton Civil liberties lawyers warn plans to strip citizenship from dual nationals accused of terrorism could see more people spend years trapped in the legal limbo of indefinite detention in Australia's...
Daniel Flitton Call them "diplo-mates". The Abbott government has dispatched three former Liberal politicians to key ambassadorial jobs overseas, already equalling in 20 months the number of Labor politicians...
Daniel Flitton Backed into a corner, this government excels at deflection with a righteous display of indignation.
Daniel Flitton Private security guards at the Australian-run detention camp on Nauru allegedly took the extraordinary step of running a secret surveillance operation on an Australian senator.
Daniel Flitton What worries America most about China's frankly incredible project to construct entirely new islands in the middle of a vast ocean is the danger of setting a precedent.
Daniel Flitton It's the punchline of Australian politics – a put down for Broadmeadows or Kevin Rudd's description of Julia Gillard's time in the Lodge.
Daniel Flitton Tony Abbott wants new powers for the government to revoke the citizenship of dual national Australians who become terrorists, whether by fighting in Syria or Iraq, or at home.
Daniel Flitton Fighting has pushed Oruzgan to the edge and the news is startling. But the collapse should not be surprising.
Australia opposes any military base on artificial islands in the South China Sea: Defence Minister Kevin Andrews
Daniel Flitton Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has stated Australia's concern over any military build-up on artificial islands in the South China Sea - just days after a US spy plane made a show of buzzing close to...
Daniel Flitton Sri Lanka has nominated a new chief envoy to Australia - a former cricket administrator, businessman and member of country's Tamil minority.
Daniel Flitton Iran will take the extraordinary step of sharing secret intelligence with Australia gathered by its operatives fighting Islamic State extremists in Iraq.
Daniel Flitton At home in Australia, the sight of a politician smiling and chatting with people on a march though a shopping mall is almost ritual television.
Daniel Flitton Iran has agreed to send officials to Australia for talks that Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop hopes will lead to a deal for sending back Iranian asylum seekers deemed not to be...