There is a never-ending conga line of politicians, intelligence, military and defence officials quick-stepping through revolving doorways onto the boards of lucrative military weapons companies.
‘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.
The weapons companies spruiking the ‘benefits and opportunities’ of the wars in Ukraine and Yemen and tensions in the South China Sea are infiltrating our schools.
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.
How the military-industrial complex has captured Australia’s top strategic advisory body