Philip Dorling

Shinzo Abe and Barak Obama

America is spying on the Japanese PM and major corporations ahead of trade talks, and sharing the intelligence with Australia, writes Philip Dorling.


Leaked negotiations from a key trade deal show radical plans to deregulate services in Australia, including banking and childcare, writes Philip Dorling.


Only 10% of the 800 Pine Gap staff are Australian government employees, sparking fears that 'corporatisation' is eroding Australia's knowledge of what goes on at the key intelligence facility, writes Philip Dorling.

Pine Gap

Central Australia's Pine Gap spy base has taken on a new electronic surveillance role, making it a 'multi-purpose mega-intelligence centre', writes Philip Dorling.