New Defence Minister Stephen Smith takes his first tour of Afghanistan, announcing he will ask the Australian government for more police trainers.
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.
Michaela Whitbourn She has worked for a High Court judge, rubbed shoulders with Kevin Rudd at the UN and published articles on human rights law.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin The possible withdrawal of car maker Holden could trigger a recession in southern states, it is feared.
David Wroe The army has sacked six soldiers at the centre of the notorious "Jedi Council", whose members swapped grossly demeaning emails and videos about women they had slept with.
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...
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.
David Wroe After a decade of war in Afghanistan and 39 combat deaths, the end is firmly in sight for Australian troops with the planned closure of their main base by the end of the year.
Michael Bachelard People smuggling and human trafficking will be 'more thoroughly criminalised' across the Asia Pacific region as Australia struggles to deal with the latest influx of asylum seekers.
Tony Wright Australia's new defence strategy, to be unveiled on Friday, is expected to maintain funding at historically low levels while seeking to repair damage to the relationship with China that followed the...
Tony Wright Australia's new defence strategy, to be unveiled today, is expected to maintain historically low funding.
Deborah Snow and David Wroe Defence white papers only come along every few years and Friday's - just the second since 2000 - was pitched carefully to a domestic as well as an international audience.
Deborah Snow, David Wroe Afghan detainees captured by the Australian Defence Force and held at a US military prison near Bagram complained to Australian government officials that they were forced to accept humiliatingly...
Natasha Wallace More than three-quarters of arbitrated unfair dismissal claims ultimately fail, indicating employers are perhaps not doing it so tough under workplace laws.
Deborah Snow and David Wroe Afghan detainees captured by Australian soldiers and held at a US military prison near Bagram complained to Australian government officials that they were forced to accept humiliatingly public...