Andrew Hastie

Comment: Making the Census Count

Comment: Making the Census Count

Since 1911 the Australian Commonwealth has held a census 18 times, each one a different picture of our growing nation. But the census we completed this week had a unique question. For the first time, it asked Australians: have you served in the Australian Defence...

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Diggers to fight on digital front

Diggers to fight on digital front

The Australian Defence Force has adopted a new digital battle space strategy and modern warfare posture to advance the country’s preparedness for combat and “grey-zone tactics” aimed at ­undermining and penetrating the nation’s defences. Facing a decade of...

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Diggers to fight on digital front

Opinion: Tariffs, Toxic Tweets & Tough Talk

The People’s Republic of China has tested Australia’s resolve over the last few weeks. Tariffs, toxic tweets and tough talk from so-called wolf warrior diplomats are designed to make us blink. We haven’t.  Our Prime Minister has resisted economic coercion and...

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Diggers to fight on digital front

Andrew Hastie – SAS must put honour before glory

‘Grieved’ and ‘shamed’ by the Brereton report, soldier turned federal MP Andrew Hastie says ‘we ignored the true nature of war and sanitised it’. Read this extract from his article printed in The Australian 24th November 2020 “I served in the SAS for the next five...

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