Ben Roberts-Smith was meant to be a poster boy of the regiment that served in Afghanistan. But the recent defamation case cracked the image of a plaster saint, writes Binoy Kampmark.
The transfer of US naval nuclear propulsion technology to Australia under AUKUS would come with its “benefits and risks”, a US Congressional report has noted. Binoy Kampmark reports.
It is clear that the PM felt comfortable being excruciatingly accommodating to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is one of one of India’s most accomplished sectarians. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Given how much of the Australian media stable have been unconcerned about the prosecution of publisher Julian Assange, it was poignant to have his wife, Stella, present at the National Press Club. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Forget the working stadia already in place and that Tasmania already plays AFL. No stadium, no team, the AFL said. Tasmanians disagree, as Binoy Kampmark reports.
Canberra is happy to outsource its military and security establishment to Washington’s former mandarins, with many earning a pile in consultancy fees. Binoy Kampmark reports.
If anyone was expecting a flash of independence from foreign minister Penny Wong’s address to the National Press Club, they were bound to be disappointed, argues Binoy Kampmark.
Catriona Jackson, CEO of Universities Australia, is off to Washington to meet the US State Department and National Science Foundation to grab a slice of the growing defence budget for the sector. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Peter Dutton’s party increasingly cradles the prehistoric, argues Binoy Kampmark.
As with all matters regarding United States policy, Australia will, if not agree outright with Washington, adopt a non-committal position — “quiet diplomacy”. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Democratic Congressperson Rashida Tlaib has urged fellow Congress members to sign a letter to US Attorney-General Merrick Garland urging him to drop the charges against Julian Assange, reports Binoy Kampmark.
Britain has revealed it will supply Ukraine with armour-piercing depleted uranium shells, despite the health and environmental harms associated with the materiel, reports Binoy Kampmark.