Challenge-filled final sitting week to test PM’s minority Government

Scott Morrison faces pushback in his quest to have new encryption legislation passed by the end of the final sitting week of the year, while the prospect of a High Court referral hangs over his colleague Peter Dutton in what will be a testing week for the minority Government.

Electronic spy agency chief says Huawei’s ban to 5G network was ‘supported by technical advice’

The head of Australia's most secretive electronic spy agency reveals Australia's "entire" emerging 5G mobile communications network could have been threatened.

Frydenberg loses legal fight to keep Iraq leak police interview hidden

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who was cleared a decade ago of leaking a top-secret report on Iraq to News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt, loses a two-year legal fight to hide a transcript of his interview with police investigating the infamous intelligence breaches.

Roberts-Smith rejects Afghanistan murder allegations and ‘gossip’ detailed in court document

Australia's most decorated soldier is accused of carrying out numerous unlawful killings and assaults, according to documents lodged in the Federal Court. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.

Roberts-Smith rejects Afghanistan allegations and ‘gossip’ detailed in court document

Australia's most decorated soldier has responded to allegations in a defence document in defamation proceedings before the Federal Court. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.

Leaked ASIO advice warned Jerusalem embassy announcement could spark violence

A secret ASIO bulletin leaked to the media warns of possible violence in the Palestinian territories if Australia publicly considers moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — which Scott Morrison announced the day after receiving the bulletin.