Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 | 12:47 | SYDNEY
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  • 25 Apr 2018 06:00

    Anzac Day and the matter of meaning

    In modern and multicultural Australia, sustaining a tangible connection to a national day of remembrance poses a challenge.

  • 24 Apr 2018 16:00

    Public holiday: Anzac Day

    Publishing will be light on Wednesday.

  • 24 Apr 2018 14:00

    Attack of the Twitter bots

    A surge in social media followers across Asia has raised questions about self-censorship.

Stemming the 'evil flowers'

In Afghanistan, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are now the number one killer of coalition forces, and the 2009 campaigning season is seeing a record number of IED attacks. At this week's Wednesday Lowy Lunch, the Commander of Australia’s Counter-IED Task Force, Brigadier Phil Winter, described how Australia and its partners in Afghanistan are dealing with the lethal harvest of what Afghans are now calling the 'evil flowers'. Brigadier Winter's PM interview on the topic is at:


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