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Darwin: not such a safe haven

If there is one thing that the new administration of Malcolm Turnbull can be confident about, it’s that dealing with China is not going to get any easier. Despite our new prime minister taking a decidedly…
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers. Andy Rain/EPA

Budget 2015: Experts respond

Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
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Should the UK spend more on defence?

With austerity on the agenda, the upcoming strategic reviews will be critical to deciding the future of the UK's defence force.
The Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard. The Scottish National Party want the weapons system to be scrapped. PA/PA Wire

Fact Check: will renewing Trident cost £100 billion?

Nicola Sturgeon has set out her Scottish National Party's opposition to renewing Britain's nuclear deterrent. Will it cost that much?
The government’s political play on submarines could backfire. Image sourced from

Tender doublespeak adds risk to submarine decision

Days after announcing Australia’s largest ever defence contract will be awarded via a “competitive evaluation process”, the government is still scrambling for a sensible definition of what such a process…

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