If Bill Shorten becomes prime minister, he should not be afraid to take a close look at the effectiveness of the home affairs “super” portfolio.
With polling showing Labor is vulnerable on security issues, the opposition leader has the difficult task of distinguishing his party from the government while not being wedged from the right.
The U.S. is the biggest destination for Chinese foreign investment.
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Chinese investment in the US has never been high, but the ongoing trade war could dampen it further, with significant long-term repercussions.
The ADF’s powers to search, seize and control movement at the scene of an incident will be simplified, expanded and made clearer.
Australian Department of Defence
The bill makes it easier for states and territories to seek help from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to respond to terrorist and other violent occurrences.
Landbridge has employed former trade minister Andrew Robb.
It is likely that the parliamentary intelligence and security committee will want more clarification on how things would operate in the grey area.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Porter wants the foreign agent register bill and the foreign interference bill passed before the Super Saturday of byelections in late July.
The changes are designed to meet criticisms from charities, universities and others, and to get a quick agreement with Labor on the legislation.
Attorney-general Christian Porter explicitly cast an eye to coming byelections when welcoming the release of the report.
Where possible, Opposition leader Bill Shorten tries to stick like glue to the government on national security issues, for reasons of politics as well as substance.
Poorly secured IoT devices could lead to attacks on national security.
As more physical objects are becoming digitalised, it is leading to greater national security risks.
The FBI Building in Washington, DC.
An informant gathered information from Trump campaign staffers for the FBI's Russia probe. An historian writes that informants are one of the most basic ways the FBI and police investigate.
Random ID checks announced last week by the Turnbull government will erode trust between police and the public.
We need to ensure we do not sacrifice our liberty in the pursuit of a goal that is at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.
Australian forces will need to be prepared for natural disaster relief missions.
Damian Pawlenko/Dept of Defence
Australia faces many security issues driven by climate change, including more international migration and an increase in defence personnel being sent on disaster relief missions, a Senate inquiry has found.
The challenge for legislators, courts and the wider community is to ensure any interference with privacy is minimal, rather than merely lawful.
It is vital for governments and citizens to discuss how much privacy should be sacrificed when issues of national security arise.
President Donald Trump with now-former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
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John Bolton just started his job as National Security Adviser to President Trump. He's the latest in a ever-changing cast of staffers, raising the question: Who's in charge of national security?
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A former State Department official says Bolton is a military hawk who wants the US to reclaim its global dominance -- mostly by force.
Nuclear reactors line the bank of the Columbia River at the Hanford site in 1960.
During the Cold War, the US built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
Is Donald Trump really the one setting the direction of US security policy?
Mounting evidence suggests we are so mesmerised by the theatre around Donald Trump that we have lost sight of how the US security establishment wields power.
Cabinet confidentiality is important to ensure ministers are able to debate ideas before a decision is made public.
We need to balance a legitimate desire for transparency in politics with the need for free and thoughtful debate.
Would the ABC’s publication of confidential cabinet documents would be in breach of a proposed government bill?
It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
At the funeral of Nabra Hassanen, a Muslim girl who was beaten to death.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
Before Trump said he wanted to create a Muslim registry, there were a number of Islamophobic policies in place.
Trump with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, left, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The National Security Strategy does a good job at listing problems and suggesting fixes. But there’s more to strategy than that.