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Life of Australia's ageing submarine fleet will need to be extended before new ones arrive

Life of Australia's ageing submarine fleet will need to be extended before new ones arrive

Defence expects to extend the lives of at least five of the six Collins Class submarines to keep an adequate fleet operating.

  • by David Wroe

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Are we prepared to pay Beijing's high price for prosperity?
Opinion
Opinion

Are we prepared to pay Beijing's high price for prosperity?

Australia should understand the values of the rising new superpower are very different from the old.

  • by Chris Uhlmann
Political parties must step up cyber defences, says Obama tech guru
National security

Political parties must step up cyber defences, says Obama tech guru

Barack Obama’s former cyber adviser says political parties worldwide have fallen short on data security.

  • by David Wroe and David Crowe
Australia's major political parties hacked in 'sophisticated' attack ahead of election
Cyber protection

Australia's major political parties hacked in 'sophisticated' attack ahead of election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed that major political parties were hacked alongside the parliamentary computer network several weeks ago by a "sophisticated state actor".

  • by David Wroe and Chris Uhlmann
Public service's growing addiction to security vetting
Opinion
Opinion

Public service's growing addiction to security vetting

The cause of this costly mess is senior bureaucrats' risk-aversion and laziness.

  • by The Canberra Times
The silence of public service lambs used by a panicking government
Opinion
Opinion

The silence of public service lambs used by a panicking government

Officials are being used and abused by a panicking government. Some could complain, but don’t.

  • by Jack Waterford
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Universities relieved after Defence is denied sweeping new powers over research
University

Universities relieved after Defence is denied sweeping new powers over research

The department had sought to exert greater control over research partnerships because of national security concerns.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Labor digging in for pre-election fight over new terrorism laws
Peter Dutton

Labor digging in for pre-election fight over new terrorism laws

Labor is squaring up for a pre-election fight on national security, firmly signalling it will oppose a law allowing the government to more easily strip Australian terrorists of their citizenship.

  • by David Wroe
'These things are absolutes': Scott Morrison lays down the gauntlet on medical evacuations
Scott Morrison

'These things are absolutes': Scott Morrison lays down the gauntlet on medical evacuations

"I'm going to stand on the right ground. You want to join me on the right ground, you're welcome. But I'm not going to find a middle ground."

  • by Michael Koziol
'It must stop': Scott Morrison to unveil $78 million family violence package
Federal election

'It must stop': Scott Morrison to unveil $78 million family violence package

“Our government is fully engaged in working together to combat violence against women."

  • by David Crowe
Watchdogs move to protect turf from national integrity commission
Corruption

Watchdogs move to protect turf from national integrity commission

Federal agencies overseeing public spending and Australia's spy agencies fear losing their independence with the creation of a crossbench-proposed national integrity commission.

  • by Doug Dingwall