Noel Towell The controversy over the pay and conditions of Australia's 57,000 sailors, soldiers and Air Force personnel that has been raging for two weeks, continues.
Kathyrn Spurling The Defence Force must open all units, including combat roles, to women and dispel those men who behave badly.
Stuart Robert This year's budget started building a better military after six years of neglect.
John Blaxland Tony Abbott needs to follow up on his pledge of 'more Jakarta and less Geneva', even when Middle Eastern issues distract.
Peter Leahy We will lose a few battles while we struggle to comprehend this new conflict we have begun.
Nicholas Stuart What sounded like a sensible way to remunerate those who face greater danger has become a joke.
Stephen Conroy In strategically uncertain times, the last thing we should do is kill off our submarine industry.
David Wroe and Mark Kenny Sweeping counterterrorism laws that include new offences for "advocating" terrorism and visiting terrorism hotspots could be passed by Canberra within a fortnight after the major parties broadly...
Noel Towell Shorten sends a plea to the military wages tribunal to reject government's controversial ADF pay offer.
Ross Peake Documents released under Freedom of Information confirm the Australian War Memorial was given only brief notice that funding would be cut for its travelling exhibitions, the Labor Party says.
Ben Schneiders and Anna Patty National Labor vice-president and Transport Workers Union head Tony Sheldon requested that an international money transfer be used to send $20,000 to his political allies in another union.
Anna Patty and Ben Schneiders The Transport Workers Union used an international redraw facility to transfer money interstate to another union and kept poor records of tens of thousands of dollars in other cash payments, a royal...
Tim Elliott Efforts to blame the decline of News Corp's Australian newspapers on former chief executive Kim Williams are "weird" and "unfair", according Mr Williams, who claims his old colleagues are targeting...
Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar A powerful right-wing union has had its formal influence in the Labor Party slashed after it was caught grossly inflating its membership numbers
Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hosed down suggestions he has described Rupert Murdoch as a ‘‘demented plutocrat,’’ arguing the News Corp head is the ‘‘most normal’’ media mogul he knows.
Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed further deregulation of the media industry as he praised media mogul Rupert Murdoch as the ''most normal'' proprietor he knows.
Jacqueline Maley Former independent MP Rob Oakeshott tried to convince Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull to become a minister in a Labor-led minority government ''rainbow cabinet'' he envisaged while negotiating with Julia...
Heath Aston The Abbott government cut short a competitive tender process to grant a consortium led by waterfront baron and Liberal Party donor Chris Corrigan the inside running to develop a $1 billion freight...
Deborah Snow Turnbull warned if an Abbott government went for budget cuts, he couldn't quarantine the ABC.
Heath Aston Labor has cut more than $250 million from the cost of doing business for television networks since 2010 but Communications Minister Stephen Conroy insists the industry can't afford to forgo the...