This is perhaps one of the worst decisions to affect Defence in the past 20 years, because the structure is now askew.
Nic Stuart is a Canberra writer.
Most of what passes for political analysis, particularly the spin coming from the main parties, is facile.
He will never lead a party to an election again.
Sydney Grammar School has provided Australia with three prime ministers: none were endorsed by the people.
There was a startling development at last week's Defence debate at the National Press Club.
The election campaign's been going on for a very long time now and a number of readers have indicated to me that they're getting bored with so much discussion about politics.
For the Liberals, the election campaign so far has been a succession of brilliant tactical strikes combining to form a strategic disaster.
We're just playing pretend at the moment: the defining moments of the election campaign are weeks away.
The Treasurer failed to address the real issues in the budget.
Our military is unprepared for 21st century threats and shows little sign of changing.