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Talking to the chiefs: Angus Campbell (part 3)

By Brendan Nicholson The key to a highly capable defence force is the people who serve in it, says ADF chief Angus Campbell. General Campbell, who has long stressed the importance of increasing the...

National security wrap

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok, Georgia Grice and Aakriti Bachhawat The beat A case of mistaken identity in Victoria The wrong man was taken to Victoria’s Supreme Court to be sentenced for murder. Peter...

Avoiding surprises: technology assessment and foresight

By Paul Barnes Over the past 200 years, the world has become demonstrably more connected. Rising prosperity and innovation have aligned with cycles of industrial and technological development. But along with the obvious benefits...

Is fake news here to stay?

By Joseph S. Nye The term ‘fake news’ has become an epithet that US President Donald Trump attaches to any unfavourable story. But it is also an analytical term that describes deliberate disinformation presented...

ANZUS in the age of disruption

By Rod Lyon The network of US alliances built in the early years of the Cold War has proven remarkably resilient. Nowadays, it’s easy—and wrong—to take that resilience for granted. Back in 1997, Stephen...

Encryption deal done, but more work needed

By Fergus Hanson Yesterday the government and opposition came to an agreement to pass the Assistance and Access Bill 2018 just before parliament rises. The bill rocketed towards the top of the political agenda...

On the screen: a camera at the parapet

By Stephen Loosley Peter Jackson’s film on the centenary of the Great War, They Shall Not Grow Old, is a masterpiece. Jackson has brought the hostilities of the Western Front of 1914–1918 to vivid...

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