Tom Lewis

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…

Submarine notes

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The build-process for our new subs will be disastrous Of all of the possible solutions to Australia’s need for submarines,…

Submarine notes

17 November 2018 9:00 am

A working sub fleet and crew tomorrow, for 1/2 the price Now we have a new PM, he should look…