Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has sidestepped questions about why he hasn’t campaigned for the NSW Liberals ahead of the upcoming state election, but he has made a startling confession. Speaking to Erin Molan on Sky News on Friday, Mr Dutton revealed he did not watch the Liberal Party campaignContinue Reading

A top Canberra defence expert has lashed Australia’s multi-billion dollar AUKUS submarine project as amounting to a promise to follow the US into a war against China. The Australian National University’s Hugh White, an emeritus professor of strategic studies, unleashed a quite extraordinary criticism of Australia’s nuclear submarine plan inContinue Reading

Malcolm Turnbull has joined the chorus of former prime ministers criticising the government’s $368bn AUKUS deal, saying there are more risks than there are rewards. A day after Paul Keating’s extraordinary spray in which he labelled the deal the “worst in all history”, Mr Turnbull was more measured in hisContinue Reading