The Chinese embassy has suggested the Morrison government might be trying to “stoke domestic nationalism” in its denunciation of an offensive Chinese tweet.
ADF Chief Angus Campbell has publicly retreated in the dispute over revoking the Meritorious Unit Citation for the Special Operations Task Group serving in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2013.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded China apologise for – and Twitter remove – a highly offensive tweet depicting an Australian soldier with a knife to the throat of a child.
The revocation of citations for special forces units, in light of the Brereton inquiry, could land the government in hot water
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
Scott Morrison has always put the military on an extremely high pedestal. When some of those on that pedestal are found to have done appalling things, the shock is doubly great.
Now is the time to reflect carefully on what we ask of, and how we best support, those soldiers who serve in our name.
There is 'credible information' Australian soldiers were involved in war crimes. But investigating and prosecuting these will be incredibly difficult.
The long-awaited inquiry found 23 incidents in which one or more non-combatants were unlawfully killed.
Defence expert Allan Behm on the background to the Brereton report.
Michelle Grattan discusses the background to the Brereton inquiry, to be delivered tomorrow, with the Australia Institute's Allan Behm.
An imminent report on Australian Special Forces' behaviour in Afghanistan is expected to delivery damning findings.
Public authorities, and especially our armed forces, should be held accountable for their actions to the limits imposed by law.