Public Eye

Defence doesn't care if truth is out there, ATO's Barton bust-up, and the Department of Hushed Affairs

Doug Dingwall
Sarah Basford Canales
September 26 2022 - 5:30am
Footage from 2015, released by the US Department of Defense last year, showing a UFO seen by fighter jet pilots. Picture supplied
Footage from 2015, released by the US Department of Defense last year, showing a UFO seen by fighter jet pilots. Picture supplied

As a former United States government official said, no one in the national security establishment wants to be "the alien guy". You know, the person in the department who wants to pursue the idea that unidentified aerial phenomena - the contemporary official term for UFOs - are extra-terrestrial in origin.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Politics and public sector reporter

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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