Brian Toohey

Brian Toohey began his career in journalism as a political correspondent at the Australian Financial Review in 1973. He edited the National Times in the 1980s and has contributed to numerous publications. He is author of Secret: The Making of Australia’s Security State.

Brian Toohey began his career in journalism as a political correspondent at the Australian Financial Review in 1973. He edited the National Times in the 1980s and has contributed to numerous publications. He is author of Secret: The Making of Australia’s Security State.


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Upsetting the neighbours: the high cost of Australia’s nuclear submarine “deal”

Buying ludicrously expensive nuclear submarines upsets our neighbours, inflates the defence budget, unbalances our military forces and does nothing to...

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Liveable Income Guarantee: a rich country can do better

The shift of wealth to the wealthier is driving interest in Universal Basic Income and Job Guarantee proposals as millions...

J’Accuse! Peddling government propaganda, media over-hypes “drums of war” with China

The use of disinformation campaigns and cyber attacks by authoritarian states has rightly attracted much criticism in the mainstream media....

Group of Eight universities concede to ASIO, restrict vital research engagement with China

China is provoking every country in its region. But that is no reason to cut off all contact, including scientific...

Hydrogen Hype: Angus Taylor’s last throw of the dice for brown coal

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s backing for the Victorian-based hydrogen export plan, which he described as a “significant project”, defies...

Brazen: Australia plans to build $2 billion concrete airstrip at base in Antarctic

While Australia criticises other countries for their expansionist policies, it claims to own 42% of Antarctica. And although citing a...

“Mind-boggling” waste revealed in the record rise in weapons spending

Australian governments and their defence leaders, with help from lobbyists, choose immensely complex, overpriced and overmanned weaponry. Wasteful spending has...

One Good Thing: Trump first president since Carter not to drag America into foreign wars

The good thing to come out of Donald Trump's four years in power is that he has not sent America...

In for a penny, in for a pound: $90 billion for an obsolete submarine fleet

So much for sovereignty. Australia is locked out of repairing key US components of our submarines' computer systems, and the...

King of Lemons: Australia swindled by Lockheed Martin and its Joint Strike Fighter

The Joint Strike Fighter has been plagued by problems since it was just a sketch on paper, when in 2002...

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