The patriot

The patriot

Spy chief Mike Burgess has achieved his aim: everyone in Canberra is talking about espionage, and who the unnamed former politician recruited by a foreign spy ring might be. As the ASIO director-general revealed in last night’s annual threat assessment, the former...
War, what is it good for?

War, what is it good for?

It seems we’re preparing for war. An extensive review of the Royal Australian Navy has found that, guess what? We need more. More “optionally crewed surface vessels”, more “major surface combatants”, “air warfare destroyers” and “general purpose frigates” – all...