David Wroe, Deborah Snow Australia's elite special forces have ranged far and wide across southern Afghanistan, often carrying out what are called ''kill-capture'' missions against Taliban targets.
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.
Deborah Snow, David Wroe Australia has suspended again the transfer of suspected insurgents to some Afghan prisons in Tarin Kowt, Oruzgan, following allegations of abuse.
David Wroe, Deborah Snow An Afghan teenager was handed over to US interrogators for several hours in breach of Australian policy, military sources insist - contradicting an inquiry that concluded the handover never happened.
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...
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...
David Wroe and Deborah Snow The Gillard government has conspicuously softened Australia's tone towards China's military expansion in an apparent bid to consolidate relations with a key trading partner and emerging superpower.
David Wroe, Deborah Snow The federal government has conspicuously softened Australia's tone towards China's military expansion in its latest defence blueprint in an apparent bid to consolidate its growing relations with the...
Deborah Snow Military strategists love a neat metaphor and today's defence white paper from the Gillard government has given us a new one to bandy about.
Noel Towell, Deborah Snow She was in her late 30s, passing through a quiet country town for a night on federal government business. He was a local she had met a few weeks previously.
Deborah Snow Former prime minister John Howard has hotly rejected the claim that he led Australia into the 2003 Iraq war on the basis of a lie.
Deborah Snow Former Prime Minister John Howard has hotly rejected the claim that he led Australia into the 2003 Iraq war on the basis of lie.
Deborah Snow Escalating Climate change will impact every aspect of ADF operations, a report warns.
Linton Besser and Deborah Snow The senior official running Customs' biggest procurement, a $350 million purchase of eight patrol boats, leaked government-in-confidence information to a shipbuilder interested in bidding on the...
Linton Besser, Deborah Snow The senior official running Customs' biggest-ever procurement, a $350 million purchase of eight new patrol boats, leaked government-in-confidence information to a shipbuilder interested in bidding on...
Deborah Snow, Linton Besser In early 2010, a customs official trying to cheer himself up at work entered an external competition to find the ''worst job in Australia''.
Deborah Snow Former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke has warned that growing public contempt for the parliamentary process threatens the "democratic fabric" in Australia.
Matt Wade And Deborah Snow THE language of class lives on in Australia's political debate thanks to cliches such as ''class warfare'' and ''middle-class welfare''.
Deborah Snow Opposition communications spokesman opposes new statute to bolster privacy.
Deborah Snow THE atmosphere wasn't quite one of affection - more like a comfortable truce - when two old sparring partners, John Howard and Bob Hawke, made a rare appearance on stage together at a Sydney...