Politicians are still debating whether climate change is real, but military planners call it a serious threat. A retired rear admiral explains how climate change affects U.S. national security.
The federal government's review of intelligence agencies is important not just for our understanding of their function, but also for a more open public debate about spying and security.
While the debate around Section 18C has raged, a host of other laws that impinge on freedom of speech have been quietly introduced.
Islamic State's call to arms against Australian targets may appear concerning in it its specificity. But it does little to change the underlying security realities the group and its supporters face.
What are ASIO’s powers in detaining and questioning terror suspects? Does it need more to be effective?
The rules of engagement for Australian forces fighting Islamic State will be widened, with a proposed change in the law giving them legal power to target all parts of the armed organisation.
When parliament returns later this month, Labor's Anne Aly will become the first Muslim woman to take a seat in the lower house.
Most cults build upon or modify existing religious doctrine, yet how they express these beliefs varies from group to group.
A post-sentence regime for convicted terrorists will only keep Australians safe if an accurate assessment of risk is possible.
The proposed scheme would cover high-risk terrorist offenders.
The scheme will seek to identify people not on the radar of counter-terrorism authorities.
That Australia has not suffered a successful terrorist attack on its aviation industry is testament to the resilience of our security system.
The stakes around Australia's defence appear higher and the urgency greater than at any time since the height of the Cold War.
Violent Islamist extremism appears to have reached a crisis point in Europe with a "perfect storm" of circumstances, Malcolm Turnbull has said.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has given George Brandis a report that does all that it reasonably could, while falling well short of what it was asked to do.
In an era of ever-increasing counter-terrorism powers, what is Andrew Nikolic’s appointment to a powerful parliamentary committee likely to mean for its scrutiny of national security legislation?
The Turnbull government’s defence white paper identifies key risks to Australia’s security environment in the next two decades.
The defence white paper will pledge an additional $29.9 billion in defence spending over the coming decade and support for businesses to innovate in areas such as cyber security and aeronautics.
A 'draft' cabinet document suggests the idea that refugees are a potential source of terrorism and radicalisation will soon shape Australia’s humanitarian resettlement policy.
Federal networks need stronger cybersecurity measures than most organizations, but have not yet gotten the budget or staffing commitments that would protect them properly.