Eric Abetz

The Importance of Defence Spending

The Importance of Defence Spending

Senator Eric Abetz is a former Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Chair of the Senate’s prestigious Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee and a member of the Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee. Shelling facilities where mothers are giving birth is a...

In Pursuit of Truth

In Pursuit of Truth

“The first person to speak in court always seems right until his opponent begins to question him.” We should hold onto this profound wisdom which is the foundation of the right to examine witnesses. It is found in the Good Book at Proverbs 18:17. The capacity to test...

Diplomacy 101

Diplomacy 101

The dark arts of diplomacy and international relations are largely unfathomable even to those who practice them. “Peace in our time” is one of the classics – where the UK Prime Minister was duped by the National Socialist dictator, Adolf Hitler. And the Communist...

Deplatform the bully, not the page owner

Deplatform the bully, not the page owner

The law. It is an ass, according to an old saying, usually employed to give expression to our frustrations when we don’t or can’t understand its ways.As someone who enjoyed the practice of law in a former life, the law still holds a deep and profound interest and...

Cyber Security Summit Needed

Cyber Security Summit Needed

Every eight minutes, Australia records a cybercrime. In total, 67,500 cybercrimes were reported last year. One assumes others go unreported. None of us is immune from this criminal activity. Last year these attacks increased by 13%. It costs us. Lots. $33 billion last...

Afghanistan – it was worth it.

Afghanistan – it was worth it.

What were you doing 20 years ago? 20 years ago, the Al Qaeda terrorist operation being harboured in Afghanistan was putting the finishing touches on its 9/11 hijacking massacre operations. 2,977 people died on that fateful day from nearly 100 different countries of...

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