John Blaxland

The Protest Years: history shows ASIO at its lowest ebb

Just before Christmas, some commentators challenged the wisdom of telephone calls by ASIO head Duncan Lewis to some Coalition members of parliament relating

The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO, 1963-1975

Ladies and gentlemen, well may we say ‘ God Save the Queen’, because nothing will save the Governor-general.

The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO, 1963-1975

“Ladies and gentlemen, well may we say ‘ God Save the Queen’, because nothing will save the Governor-general.” 

Dr John Blaxland warns against Australia sending troops into Syria

As France launched a second round of air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, one of Australia’s leading defence experts has warned against deploying Aussie troops on the ground.

World reels after attacks on Paris

Dr John Blaxland with Mark Parton and Diana Abdel-Rahmen on 2CC talking about responses to Daesh terrorism.

Politics podcast: John Blaxland on his new book, The Official History of ASIO

Michelle Grattan discusses the newly released book The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963-1975 with its author, John Blaxland.

Secret history revealed: ASIO during the protest years

The period between the end of the Menzies era and the fall of the Whitlam government shaped the type of country Australia is today but between the unpreceden

The Protest Years

A visit by former Yugoslavian president Dzemal Bijedic to Australia in March 1973 came with a great deal of fuss attached.

We asked an expert why Australia has stopped bombing Syria

It was revealed earlier this week that Australian forces haven't flown a mission in Syria since the Russians arrived.

Reflections on East Timor

A new book on Australia’s involvement in East Timor offers a multitude of views on the 1999 intervention.

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