New Defence Minister Stephen Smith takes his first tour of Afghanistan, announcing he will ask the Australian government for more police trainers.
Kathyrn Spurling The Defence Force must open all units, including combat roles, to women and dispel those men who behave badly.
Anna Patty The Transport Workers Union forced its members to join the industry superannuation fund, which paid its directors, including senior union officials, $200,000 in fees each year, the royal commission...
Alexandra Back Perpetrators of rape and sexual assault at the Australian Defence Force Academy over the past 20 years are still serving military officers or working for the department, an ABC Four Corners...
Peter Hartcher Australia will declare exuberant confidence in the future of US power and commit to continue intensifying the alliance in new realms including space.
James Robertson This month offers us an opportunity for work-avoidance on a scale not seen in more than a decade.
David Wroe THE Defence Force may be asked to suspend or reassign alleged rapists and serious abusers in its ranks while their cases can be fully investigated under the federal government's new military abuse...
Jessica Wright Prime Minister Julia Gillard rallies Labor election candidates, telling them they're the frontline troops who will take the government's message to the Australian people.
David Wroe Defence Force Chief David Hurley says the military's personnel is pared to the bone.
Philip Dorling Australian security officials suspect that Ben Zygier, the spy who died in secret in an Israeli prison cell in 2010, may have been about to disclose information about Israeli intelligence operations,...
Ruth Pollard It is a dark underworld of kidnapping and forged passports, of straw companies and assassinations.
David Wroe NINE days ago, the office of the Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, sent written questions to the minister's department seeking advice for a TV interview Carr would record the following evening on the...
Philip Dorling Australia's leading Jewish community organisation has broken a week-long silence on the case of the death of Australian-Israel dual national Ben Zygier.
David Wroe, Tom Allard Two of Australia's highest ranking foreign affairs officials knew of the jailing of Melbourne man Ben Zygier - dubbed ''Prisoner X'' - in Israel but left his consular care in the hands of spy agency...
Labor challenger Mark McGowan concedes defeat in the West Australian election.
As federal Labor MPs pack their suitcases to return to Canberra this week they could well bring further leadership speculation with them.
Katharine Murphy Labor's political woes federally affected efforts by WA Labor leader Mark McGowan to defeat Premier Colin Barnett , senior ministers say.
David Wroe Defence Minister backs Army commanders after Diggers's attitude is compared to 'Roman gladiators'.
David Wroe Opinions differ on whether Defence Minister Stephen Smith has failed victims of abuse.
David Wroe ''What does Afghanistan show,'' Stephen Smith asked on Tuesday. ''Easiest thing in the world to get in, hardest thing in the world to get out.