King Henry VIII of England is most famous for two things: 1) having six wives and 2) “dissolving” the monasteries. The latter was especially chaotic, being characterised by a grab of religious land and property to enrich the king, as abbeys and priories with centuries of tradition and thousands of acres of valuable ..
Of all the places to drop a bombshell about Australia’s quest for new submarines, could Defence Minister Richard Marles have picked a worse one than Paris? The question put to Marles in the recent joint press conference with Foreign Minister Penny Wong and their French counterparts was whether France had any hope of ..
Things can change, there’s always changes I want to try some rearranging, I say Drop the pilot, try my balloon Drop the monkey, smell my perfume – Joan Armatrading, Drop the Pilot The year got off to a tragic start for people in our business, with the news that another pilot has died while transferring to a large ..
China’s growing power and assertiveness have been significant drivers behind developments in Australian defence policy in the past few years. The previous government’s strategic update determined that the defence force needs the capability to “shape” Australia’s strategic environment, “deter” ..
After the shocking injustice perpetrated by the cruel and arbitrary governments of Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea on the 26 unfortunate seafarers aboard the crude oil tanker Heroic Idun, we turn our eyes this week to boardroom battles in Europe wherein some rich and powerful people either resign from their jobs or face ..
Many people would be surprised to learn that at least 17 nations with no coastline are known to operate combat vessels, in order to maintain riverine and lacustrine security. Some countries dub such forces navies, while others use a variety of nomenclature to describe army units with waterborne capability, such as “river ..
The US Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board have concluded the formal public hearing proceedings into the fire and total constructive loss of the tour ..
King Henry VIII of England is most famous for two things: 1) having six wives and 2) “dissolving” the monasteries. The latter was especially chaotic, being characteri ..