Category Archives: National Security

David Leyonhjelm guest post. Was Jesus a terrorist?

In the three years I’ve been in the Senate, the Abbott and Turnbull governments have introduced multiple bills to address terrorist threats. Each has involved loss of liberty, justified on the grounds that existing laws must be ‘strengthened’. Agencies responsible … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, National Security | 47 Comments

Breaking News: Terrorist attack in New York

Posted in International, National Security | 52 Comments

“The biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!”

Is this not the most formidable scandal of our time? Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband. … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, National Security | 87 Comments

Today you lose freedom of speech, tomorrow freedom of religion …

I wonder if Vic Alhadeff appreciates the irony, or even sees a connection? Here he is advocating against free speech: The proposed changes, if passed, will send a dangerous signal that hate speech is sanctioned as a form of freedom of … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Oppressive government, Politics | 109 Comments

… the naval and military defence of the Commonwealth and of the several States …

Section 51 of the  Commonwealth Constitution sets out the powers of the Commonwealth. Those powers include: the naval and military defence of the Commonwealth and of the several States, and the control of the forces to execute and maintain the … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 39 Comments

What is Laurie Oakes up to?

There is a very strange op-ed in the Herald Sun today by veteran political reporter Laurie Oakes: IN a radio interview on Wednesday, Special Minister of State Scott Ryan was asked about the idea of rounding up people on ASIO’s … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Politics, Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 126 Comments

Get angry? Why? Angry at whom?

Janet Albrechtsen has an otherwise excellent op-ed in the Australian this morning. First Islamic terrorists chose to kill Jews in their homeland and beyond. Then they murdered Americans working in New York’s tall buildings. They murdered people travelling on London … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, National Security | 213 Comments

The WSJ speaks to General James Mattis

This interview is from 2015 but still pretty interesting. (HT: John Adams)

Posted in American politics, International, National Security | 18 Comments

How are those submarines going to work out?

We should understand that national security expenditure has a large element of industry and welfare policy in it. Now while I agree that keeping Labor out of office is in the national interest, I also think that national security is … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Economics and economy, National Security | 119 Comments

Paul Kelly on Trump

Paul Kelly has an op-ed this morning warning about the consequences of a Trump presidency. Essential to this disruption is the confusion at the heart of the Trump debate in Australia: while Trump is extolled by some conservatives, Trump himself … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International, National Security | 74 Comments