The woman at the centre of the Defence Force's Skype affair plans to sue the military after what she says has been 2½ years of sexual harassment, ending in her discharge.
Only one in five punters are likely to back a winner in the races at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day, a new study into gambling success rates finds.
Indonesia has intensified its reaction to revelations that Australia was systematically spying from its embassy in Jakarta, apparently threatening in response to stem intelligence about people smuggling.
Last year, a man was caught trying to sell a stolen Tyrannosaurus skeleton for $US1m. But how many more illicit fossils are on the market? And where does Nicolas Cage fit in?
The woman at the centre of the Skype sex scandal in the Australian Defence Force two years ago intends to sue the federal government over the incident.
An Indonesian hacking group claims to have infiltrated hundreds of Australian websites in apparent revenge over reports that Australia is intercepting Indonesian communications.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has rejected criticism the Australian government had failed to vigorously protect the safety of an Australian national, Greenpeace activist Colin Russell, detained within the Russian legal system.
Michael Short: Damon Cantwell, welcome to The Zone. Thank you kindly for your time. You are a partner at Deloitte Australia, a firm that advises companies and governments. You have two decades of experience in public policy. You have, in particular, a lot of experience with manufacturing and a special focus on the automotive industry. Australia's car makers have been in increasing strife, to the point that Ford has done what was previously unthinkable, and that is close down manufacturing operations here. Holden is contemplating doing the same. Can we start, please Damon, with an overview of the sector? How many people are involved, including, of course, the parts makers and others dependent on car makers, and what is at stake in all of this for our nation?
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The Zone: Damien Cantwell has spent 20 years studying public policy and manufacturing