Diplomacy and defence in the wake of Aukus – with Lenore Taylor

Last week, Australia entered into a new defence pact with the United States and the United Kingdom. The pact, dubbed Aukus, will see Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines from the US and the UK, effectively ending a $90bn contract Australia had previously signed with France. Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher speak to Gabrielle Jackson about the … Read more

Former Liberal party president and Carlton boss John Elliott dies aged 79

Elliott was president of the federal Liberal party from 1987 to 1990 and ran the Carlton football club for two decades until 2002 Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing John Elliott, the controversial Australian businessman and former federal president of the Liberal party, has died aged 79. Elliott was also president … Read more

Paul Fletcher likely to face independent challenge in blue-ribbon seat of Bradfield

Recruitment drive for candidate to vie for Liberal minister’s seat comes as independent campaign launched in neighbouring North Sydney Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Liberal communications minister, Paul Fletcher, is likely to face a well-funded independent in his blue-ribbon seat of Bradfield on Sydney’s north shore after community group … Read more