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David Wroe is the defence and national security correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House

Morrison calls for US leadership on free trade, warns of breakdown of rules

Morrison calls for US leadership on free trade, warns of breakdown of rules

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will use a speech at the high-powered APEC summit today to deliver a coded appeal for greater leadership by the Trump administration on free trade.

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Watching for wolves: What can be done to stop the next extremist?

Watching for wolves: What can be done to stop the next extremist?

Once upon a time, Dr Clarke Jones was a guy who helped lock up terrorists. But three years ago he met someone who challenged his perspective.

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Australia to buy armed Reaper drones in shift towards pilotless future

Australia to buy armed Reaper drones in shift towards pilotless future

Australia will buy at least a dozen armed drones in a major step towards a future in which air strikes are increasingly carried out remotely.

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Top British cop demands more help from tech giants on terrorism, crime gangs
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Top British cop demands more help from tech giants on terrorism, crime gangs

One of Britain’s top police officers says countries including Australia have not pushed technology giants hard enough for help to decrypt the messages of terrorists and crime gangs or to fight child exploitation.

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ASIO would need to grow six-fold to watch all terrorism suspects, experts say

ASIO would need to grow six-fold to watch all terrorism suspects, experts say

Security agency would have to add at least 9000 staff at a cost of $1 billion a year to watch all potential terrorism suspects.

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'They can't look the other way': Scott Morrison turns up heat on Muslim leaders

'They can't look the other way': Scott Morrison turns up heat on Muslim leaders

The Prime Minister says some Muslim leaders “clearly” don’t know enough about radical influences in their midst.

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How spies and police decide who needs watching - and who doesn't
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How spies and police decide who needs watching - and who doesn't

If Bourke Street murderer Hassan Khalif Shire Ali had his passport cancelled because he wanted to fight with the so-called Islamic State in Syria, why was he assessed by intelligence authorities as not being a violent threat at home?

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Scott Morrison condemns Bourke Street Attack, demands Muslim leaders 'call this out for what it is'

Scott Morrison condemns Bourke Street Attack, demands Muslim leaders 'call this out for what it is'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison called on Muslim leaders to take “special responsibility” for stamping out radicalism in their communities, saying they must be proactive and “call this out for what it is”.

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Australia's diplomacy with China comes in from the cold. Finally.

Australia's diplomacy with China comes in from the cold. Finally.

Amid a blizzard of challenging issues, Australia and China agree to get along together, after a year or more of tension.

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Christopher Pyne promises new ship in 'pivot' to the south Pacific
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Christopher Pyne promises new ship in 'pivot' to the south Pacific

The Morrison government is pledging to build a large, new naval ship that will cruise the south Pacific and help Australia’s neighbours deal with natural disasters as part of what is being seen as Australia’s “pivot” to the neighbouring region.

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Future submarines will need lengthy trials: Navy chief

Future submarines will need lengthy trials: Navy chief

The chief of Australia’s navy has revealed that the first of the new fleet of submarines will likely not be fully operational until 2035 - three years after it is due to be in service.

  • by David Wroe