Only days after State and Territory leaders handed over driver license facial image data to federal authorities, the 2017 Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report has illustrated just how poorly those federal authorities can fumble the security of some of their most sensitive information.
Sigmund Freud once famously said: "sometimes a pipe is just a pipe".
Freud's aphorism warns against over-analysis. But it only take a cursory glance at the recently approved gas pipeline, connecting Tennant Creek and Mt Isa, to see that sometimes a pipeline is more than just a pipeline.
Aussie politicians posturing in response to President Trump’s immigration bans would do well to pay attention to the new Secretary of State. Former oil executive Rex Tillerson used his confirmation hearing to assert that the new administration will deny China access to artificial islands they’ve built in the South China Sea.