Michelle Grattan reflects on Tim Fischer's personal and political legacy, and discusses the kind of leader Scott Morrison is with the anniversary of his prime ministership approaching on Saturday.
US-Iran tension in the Strait of Hormuz is just one of many looming security challenges that need closer scrutiny.
Australia has committed to joining the US and the UK in a mission to protect oil ships in the Strait of Hormuz. But why is the Strait the source of so much tension between the US and Iran?
As Australia commits to joining a coalition in the Strait of Hormuz, preventing escalation of any conflict should be the primary concern of all players.
Scott Morrison has announced a long-expected commitment to join the US-led coalition in the Strait of Hormuz, expressing concerns over incidents in the Strait: "It is a threat to our economy”.
Tensions in the Gulf are a stark reminder of the choices ahead for the UK on security cooperation after Brexit.
With the experience of hastily joining the US-lead invasion of Iraq in 2003 still fresh, the federal government must ensure it has a clear view of the limits of any new commitment.
Scott Morrison has flagged the government is working with the United States and Britain on details for an Australian role in helping safeguard shipping passages in the Middle East.
An international maritime lawyer explains whether Iran broke the law of the sea by detaining the Stena Impero.
A fifth of the world's oil travels through the narrow waterway.