Federal Politics

Daniel Flitton

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.

Needless secrecy has surrounded the decision on purchasing Australia's next fleet of submarines.

What's $50 billion between besties?

For all the serious and weighty talk of national security, there must surely be a better way for Australia to decide on a dozen submarines.