New Defence Minister Stephen Smith takes his first tour of Afghanistan, announcing he will ask the Australian government for more police trainers.
David Wroe, Deborah Snow Military police at Australia's detention centre in Afghanistan were pressured to make prisoners more "pliable" by gagging them, depriving them of sleep and denying them exercise.
David Wroe, Deborah Snow Military police in Afghanistan made prisoners more 'pliable' by gagging them and depriving them of sleep.
Deborah Snow and David Wroe Australia has again suspended the transfer of suspected insurgents to some Afghan prison facilities in Tarin Kowt following allegations of abuse.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
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'.