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'Significant progress' but Elizabeth Broderick warns of backlash in Defence over boosting women in the ranks

Deborah Snow Driving cultural change inside the Australian Defence Force to make it a better place for women to work was never going to be simple.

Army chief says 'cool heads' would prevail in any Indonesian conflict

Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison

Deborah Snow Australia's army chief has dismissed the prospect that tensions between Indonesia and Australia could erupt into military conflict in the future, saying ''cool heads on both sides'' would always...

'Cool heads' will prevail despite Indonesia-Australia tensions: army chief Lieutenant-General David Morrison

Deborah Snow Australia's army chief has dismissed the prospect that tensions between Indonesia and Australia could erupt into military conflict in the future, saying ''cool heads on both sides'' would always...

Why Treasurer Joe Hockey's running the show

Leader of the House Christopher Pyne, Treasurer Joe Hockey and Prime Minister Tony Abbott in discussion during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 12 December 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Tom Allard and Deborah Snow Emerging as the dominant figure in the new government, is Hockey the new Keating?

Overseas troops to have allowances trimmed as Defence cuts costs

Troops in the Middle East have been informed of cuts to field allowances.

Deborah Snow About 1000 Defence Force members serving abroad face cuts to overseas allowances as the government adopts a tighter definition of what it means to be 'in the field'.

Defence: Allowances to be tightened for soldiers posted abroad

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Deborah Snow About 1000 Defence Force members serving abroad face cuts to their overseas allowances, as the government adopts a tighter definition of what it means to be ''in the field''.

Admiral denies asylum seeker claims of burns inflicted at sea

Asylum seeker with burnt hand he says was caused by Australian navy.

David Wroe, Michael Bachelard and Deborah Snow The Chief of Navy, Vice-Admiral Ray Griggs, has flatly denied that Australian sailors inflicted burns on asylum seekers' hands by forcing them to hold hot parts of a boat engine.

Customs gets $88m to upgrade screening of mail and cargo

Michael Pezzullo

Deborah Snow ''We are in a war'' declared Customs chief Mike Pezzullo on Wednesday, as he stood alongside Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to unveil an $88 million upgrade to the screening and inspection of...

Asylum seekers' burns claims baseless, say Australian defence chiefs

Chief of Navy Vice-Admiral Ray Griggs

David Wroe, Michael Bachelard, Deborah Snow The Chief of Navy, Vice-Admiral Ray Griggs, has flatly denied that Australian sailors inflicted burns to asylum seekers' hands by forcing them to hold hot sections of a boat engine.

Two reviewers to lead inquiry into customs and navy breach of Indonesian waters

The Australian Customs and Border Protection vessel Ocean Protector waits on standby in Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island. 
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The Sydney Morning Herald

Deborah Snow An urgent inquiry into how Australian navy and customs vessels came to stray into Indonesian waters has been asked to report by February 10 but it is not yet clear whether the resulting report will...

Scott Morrison quiet on future of asylum seeker humanitarian services

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison

Deborah Snow Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has shied away from spelling out what arrangements the government will make for humanitarian services provided to asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus once a $74...

Minister takes general out of the political fray

Operation Sovereign Borders Commander, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell

David Wroe, Deborah Snow Defence brass were concerned the military could appear politicised through Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell's appearances at the heated weekly border protection briefings held by the government, it...

Boat secrecy to continue as Scott Morrison dismissive of Senate order

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison on right and Operation Sovereign Borders Commander, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell on left giving a briefing today in Sydney. Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Sydney. 8th November 2013. Photo by Tamara Dean
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Deborah Snow Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has refused to reveal if he will comply with a Senate demand for reports on all asylum seeker incidents at sea, arguing that the previous government had failed...

Business Council: cut CEOs' pay if women miss out on top jobs

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Deborah Snow, Lisa Visentin Chief executives of Australia's largest companies should have their reputations - and pay packets - on the line if they fail to radically lift the representation of women at senior levels of their...

Bishop defends efforts to free jailed activist

Julie Bishop.

Mark Kenny, Deborah Snow Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has rejected criticism that the Australian government has failed to vigorously protect the safety of an Australian national, Greenpeace activist Colin Russell,...

Julie Bishop defends role over jailed activist

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Mark Kenny, Deborah Snow Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has rejected criticism the Australian government had failed to vigorously protect the safety of an Australian national, Greenpeace activist Colin Russell,...

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The talented Miss Julie

BRISBANE. NEWS. SUN-HERALD.
Photograph taken by Michelle Smith on Saturday 14th July, 2012.
Deputy opposition leader Julie Bishop speaks at the LNP Convention at the Hilton, Brisbane.

Deborah Snow In 1981, a bright young law student from a dynasty of fruit-growers in the Adelaide Hills took a tip from her mother and dropped in on a family friend for advice.

How Kevin Rudd's 2013 election campaign imploded

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Deborah Snow Ten days into the 2013 federal election race, Labor's national secretary and official campaign director, George Wright, knew the campaign was faltering badly.

Naval base proposal stumps old salts

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Deborah Snow As captain of a small naval amphibious craft in the 1970s Chris Ritchie, who later rose to chief of the RAN, has unhappy recollections of trying to navigate to open sea from the mouth of the Brisbane...

Kevin Rudd rejects Barry O'Farrell's concerns navy shift would cost Sydney jobs

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was confronted by NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell at Mrs Macquarie's Chair opposite the Garden Island Naval facility in Sydney on Tuesday 27 August 2013. Election 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

David Wroe and Deborah Snow Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has outlined plans to shift Defence facilities north from Sydney's Garden Island, hitting back at claims from NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell's that the move would cost jobs.