Tom Lewis

Turning Japanese a good sub alternative

1 June 2024 9:00 am

The sorry saga goes on

Naval gazing

24 February 2024 9:00 am

What’s on Labor’s defence shopping list?

Unreliable ally

6 January 2024 9:00 am

We should have sent a ship to the Middle East

Are you a war criminal?

18 November 2023 9:00 am

Take our quiz and find out where your sympathies lie

Body cam bloopers

24 June 2023 9:00 am

A solution to ensure combat behaviour?

Australian notes

18 March 2023 9:00 am

The announcement of the route we will take to acquire nuclear submarines is good only in parts. Down the road…

How to fix the teaching crisis: ban mobile phones, absolutely and completely

27 February 2023 4:30 am

Thirty years ago I was teaching in a high school when a student brought in a very early mobile phone.…

Left to rot: why hasn’t the Cerberus been recovered and displayed?

28 January 2023 6:00 am

It seems very strange that in Australia we have – neglected, forlorn, and abandoned – one of the foremost examples…

Australian notes

26 November 2022 9:00 am

In 2020, after 78 years of injustice, an 18-year-old in the Royal Australian Navy, Teddy Sheean, received a Victoria Cross…

Fast-tracking Australia toward nuclear subs

28 June 2022 8:00 am

The path to Australia acquiring nuclear submarines is being portrayed as too steep. We could get ourselves one Virginia-class nuclear-propelled…

Aussie life

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Of the 101 Australian military personnel who have been awarded the Victoria Cross, our highest honour for bravery, most lie…

The Moskva sinking is significant

16 April 2022 1:30 pm

It’s early days yet, but the sinking of the Russian cruiser Moskva in the Black Sea, apparently by Ukrainian missiles,…

Darwin under attack

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Numbers tell the story of Australia’s northern war

Comparing Pearl Harbor and the Darwin Raids 80 years on

9 December 2021 12:00 pm

Pearl Harbor is often compared to the Darwin attack but the similarities are very few. Although both were ‘surprise’ initial…

Forget the French fury and focus: Australia needs nuclear submarines now, not later

3 November 2021 5:39 pm

In the debate which has ensued since the federal government decided not to continue with the French submarine contract, it…

Two good submarine decisions – but we need nuclear boats now 

20 September 2021 12:00 pm

The Australian federal government has made two good decisions on our submarine future. Continuing the ridiculous contract with the French…

Australian notes

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Submarines no-brainer Our submarine acquisition program has spent several billion dollars and not seen a metre of steel cut yet.…

Anzac notes

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Time for Rankin and Taylor to be rewarded After 78 years of injustice, finally last December 18-year- old naval sailor…

2019 Thawley Essay

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Runner-up: ‘Sink the subs’

A Sheean VC will right some of the wrong done to the Navy

11 August 2020 11:03 am

If Teddy Sheean does receive a Victoria Cross, as the Prime Minister has recommended today, it will right a wrong…

The Empire’s atomic salvation

8 August 2020 9:00 am

75 years ago, Japan was saved by the Bomb

Still Sheean and the Navy get nothing 

24 May 2020 7:19 pm

Why is the government refusing to listen to the recommendation of its own inquiry for a Victoria Cross for Teddy…

Battlefields are also minefields of uncertainty

28 March 2020 9:00 am

What really constitutes a war crime?

A Defence Force slowly dying

13 April 2019 9:00 am

The Australian Defence Force is shooting itself in the foot over political correctness. But venturing opinions on PC is reminiscent…

Naval notes

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Australian bravery ignored Incompetence, inertia and injustice mar the fighting record of our World War II Navy, and our government…