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.
Philip Dorling The US shares intelligence without sifting it to remove details about its citizens.
Sworn in on Wednesday, Julie Bishop says she wants to be the best foreign minister Australians could ask for. Can she do it? Daniel Flitton speaks to the first woman to have the job.
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 An army reservist who was allegedly a key member of the ''Jedi Council'' internet sex ring was sacked by defence contractor Thales in 2010 - yet was not suspended by Defence until more than two years...
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
It is a piece of America. At least that's the vibe in the large cafeteria at the top-secret Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap near Alice Springs.
Philip Dorling Central Australia's Pine Gap spy base played a key role in the United States' controversial drone strikes involving the ''targeted killing'' of al-Qaeda and Taliban chiefs, Fairfax Media can reveal.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe The record number of boats coming to Australia shows no signs of easing, with more than 1000 asylum seekers arriving since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his new plan to stop them.
Daniel Hurst An Australian soldier has died during a battle with insurgents in Afghanistan, bringing the Australian Defence Force toll to 40.
Daniel Hurst Political and military leaders vow to hold firm in Afghanistan after 40th Australian killed.
David Wroe, Daniel Hurst The Australian special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday has been named as Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird.
Michael Bachelard, Jakarta Almost six hours passed after the Indonesian search and rescue agency was alerted to a distress call from a sinking asylum seeker boat before they dispatched vessels to search for it.
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