Declassified Australia

DEMOCRACY IN DANGER

‘State capture’ by private interests explains why no matter which major party forms government in Australia, powerful and well-connected industries always seem to win. 

FELICITY RUBY and SCOTT LUDLAM
16 MAY 2022

AIDING PALESTINE

Will the Australian election see an end to the great Australian silence on Palestine?

ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN
11 MAY 2022

FIGHTING N.A.T.O.

How a former Australian SAS soldier was hired to bring Russian and South African mercenaries to Libya to fight against NATO for President Gaddafi.

PHIL MILLER
14 APRIL 2022

FAST TRACK TO ARMAGEDDON

Australia’s hypersonic missile development, rather than promoting peace in the region, is helping ignite an arms race and increasing the chance of conflict.

PETER CRONAU
8 APRIL 2022

REPUTATION LAUNDERING

The weapons companies spruiking the ‘benefits and opportunities’ of the wars in Ukraine and Yemen and tensions in the South China Sea are infiltrating Australian schools.

MICHELLE FAHY
31 MARCH 2022

HOW AUSTRALIA GOES TO WAR

As the Ukraine war fills our screens and the risk of a war with China rises, a reform to the war powers could be the only way to secure into the hands of the representatives of the Australian people the right to head that off.

ALISON BROINOWSKI 
19 MARCH 2022





It’s not good enough to be in favour of ‘free speech’ only when we agree with it.

COMMENTARY

EYES OVER THE PACIFIC

A ‘morally conflicted’ spying operation on Pacific nations sees Australia and New Zealand running a covert interception and surveillance program against our Pacific island friends.

NICKY HAGER
28 FEBRUARY 2022

MORE STORIES

AUSTRALIA’S FAILED RESOURCE GRAB IN AFGHANISTAN

Mystery surrounds how an Australian mining company sought to access Afghanistan’s $3-trillion treasure house of untapped minerals.

ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN
16 FEBRUARY 2022


JUNKETS & INFLUENCE

One in six Australian federal parliamentarians have accepted free overseas trips since the last election, with strategic flash-points Taiwan and Israel the most popular destinations paid for by lobbyists and foreign governments.

SEAN JOHNSON
25 JANUARY 2022

NEWS & COMMENT

HIGHLIGHTS

‘Top Secret’ NSA map, this extract showing the Pacific Ocean and the XKeyScore surveillance facilities located in Australia and New Zealand and other nations.
The NSA surveillance facilities are located in Australia at Pine Gap (Rainfall) near Alice Springs, the signals intelligence satellite stations outside Geraldton in Western Australia, at Shoal Bay near Darwin, and at the HMAS Harman listening post in Canberra, and in at New Zealand’s Waihopai satellite interception station (Ironsand). (Image: NSA, via Edward Snowden)
See more in ‘EYES OVER THE PACIFIC‘.

RECENT STORIES

WHO’S NEXT?

We’re facing the prospect of ever tougher laws, police raids, arrests, and even jailings – and they’re not targeting war criminals, but the news journalists.
PETER CRONAU
13 DECEMBER 2021

A LITTLE VIEWING & READING LIST – JUST FOR YOU

We have two films to recommend first, before you summon the strength to open a book…
DECLASSIFIED AUSTRALIA
DECEMBER 2021

AUSTRALIA CAPTURED

How the military-industrial complex has captured Australia’s top strategic advisory body.
MICHELLE FAHY
9 DECEMBER 2021

PARTNERS IN CRIMES

Amid fears the new AUKUS military agreement may provoke a future confrontation with China, collaboration between Australia and UK in military and intelligence gives cause for concern.
PETER CRONAU and ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN
5 NOVEMBER 2021

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