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An armed member of the Indonesian Mobile Brigade Corps stands guards near the terrorists detention center inside the compound of the Mobile brigade police headquarters in Depok, West Java on Thursday. Mast Irham/EPA

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Analysis from two experts on reasons behind the recent terrorist inmates' brutal act in a maximum-security prison in Depok, West Java and how Indonesia can prevent similar attacks from happening.
Malcolm Turnbull has put Peter Dutton at the head of the Home Affairs super portfolio. AAP/Glenn Hunt

Explainer: how the Australian intelligence community works

The recent creation of the Home Affairs super portfolio has added another four agencies to the national intelligence community. Here's how they work together.
The incoming head of the Australian Defence Force, Lt-Gen Angus Campbell (left), understands the importance of Australia’s relations with its nearest neighbours. AAP/Andrew Taylor

As a new defence chief comes in, Australia must focus its attention on its neighbours

The incoming Chief of the Defence Force, Angus Campbell, will need to focus his attentions on an array of conventional and non-conventional security concerns in the Indo-Pacific.
Both the Foreign Minister and Attorney General have stated Australia will investigate and prosecute alleged perpetrators of international crimes. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

ASEAN-Australia special summit has much work to do on women’s role in peace and security

Talks should include barriers to women’s participation in peace and security institutions, countering violent extremism, foreign fighters, sexual violence in conflict, and the Rohingya crisis.
The carbon farming initiative gives pig farmers the opportunity to earn carbon credits for reducing methane emissions from manure. The proposed change to this government policy may stall, or even end, this market. Alan Skerman/AAP

The Nationals should support carbon farming, not coal

Proposed changes to the government's climate change policies may stall, or even close down, the market for 'carbon farmers' to profit from reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The Victorian mountain ash forest has been severely affected by fires and logging. To determine the actual health of the forest, we need to look at the quality, not just the quantity of what remains. Graeme/flickr

Why we are measuring the health of Australian vegetation poorly

In the aftermath of fires or logging, conservation needs to focus on recovering the health of the remaining vegetation, not just the size of the forest or woodland.

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