Category Archives: National Security

Military priorities

The same week the Vanuatu government denied press reports that China would be building a military base there, the new head of the ADF has demonstrated why the Chinese are emboldened enough to do so. Campbell’s first act after being … Continue reading

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Nuclear weapons for Australia

While I agree with the sentiment, this is more than a little bit cheeky: Her [NZ PM Jacinda Ardern] arrival coincided with a speech in Sydney by her deputy, Winston Peters, who argued that Australia should consider nuclear armament as … Continue reading

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… and that’s bad?

Foxtel corporate affairs group director Bruce Meagher said the laws could force them to stop broadcasting channels, including Al Jazeera and the BBC, owned by foreign states and the company did not have the resources to monitor and determine whether … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on Future Submarines

Major wars in future will be fought remotely, with drones, long range missiles and satellites. Surface ships will be quickly destroyed while manned aircraft and ground forces will either be wiped out or not particularly useful. Submarines that can remain … Continue reading

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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

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Breaking News: Terrorist attack in New York

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“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

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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

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… 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

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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