"Someone should be standing there saying, 'Is that really that smart, Tony?' but he doesn't seem to have those people around him anymore."
David Wroe Exoskeleton suits. Drones the size of insects. Augmented-reality goggles. Welcome to war under a rebuilt ADF.
Nick Miller Russia's show of naval strength in the English Channel may have backfired, with black smoke belching from the country's recently-refitted aircraft carrier hinting at engine troubles, a military analyst says.
Daniel Flitton and Deborah Snow The battle for the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul has barely begun, but security agencies are on careful watch for foreign fighters attempting to slink out of the city with plans to export terrorism home.
Deborah Snow You can control your perimeters with all the latest firewalls, but eventually "a Dave" will breach your external defences.
Han Nguyen Returning Rio Olympians are about to add their strength to a struggle between two of Australia's most prestigious universities.
Peter Munro Where you might see double-parked delivery vans and hipsters scampering in the rain, Tim Firth spies hazards around every corner.
Nick Miller The call is a big blow to Australia, which is about to start trying to negotiate a free trade agreement.
Michael Koziol Cabinet Minister Christopher Pyne has acknowledged the simmering tensions between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony Abbott, admitting that the two still disagreed about "who the prime minister should be".
James Massola, Sean Nicholls Liberal MPs say Tony Abbott has damaged his standing among Coalition conservatives after an extraordinary, days-long public fight with Malcolm Turnbull - and ministers Peter Dutton and Michael Keenan - over a ban on the Adler shotgun.