John Blaxland

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John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

theherald-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

smh Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

theage Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

watoday Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “As long as Australia refuses to comply with Beijing’s directives and be compliant, it can expect its citizens in China to be detained without charges, due process or speedy resolution,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “As long as Australia refuses to comply with Beijing’s directives and be compliant, it can expect its citizens in China to be detained without charges, due process or speedy resolution,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “As long as Australia refuses to comply with Beijing’s directives and be compliant, it can expect its citizens in China to be detained without charges, due process or speedy resolution,” External link

bloomberg Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's a natural inclination for politicians and senior military commanders to want to offer assistance to the community. That's because it's good optics," "But they do come at a price, and that's really the concern I have — the prospect of us doubling down on assisting the local community with the Defence Force instead of posturing ourselves as a nation for this as the new normal" External link

abc-au Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "That's not their primary purpose, they are actually designed to protect Australia in extremis — much as we've experienced in wartime in the past," "We don't like to dwell on this fact, but the bottom line is we have a defence force to fight wars" External link

abc-au Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The prospect of conflict is alive and well over Taiwan,” External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “I can’t envision the United States walking away from this any time soon,” External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "More than ever, our [Australia's] security and stability is tied in loosely with the security, stability and prosperity of South Korea," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "More than ever, our [Australia's] security and stability is tied in loosely with the security, stability and prosperity of South Korea," External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If the [Wolf Warrior diplomacy] is intended to intimidate to elicit compliance, it's really backfired because there is now this so-called Five Eyes engagement between ministers and government agencies in collaboration well outside the intelligence domains that they were quite happy to admit to in public," External link

koreatimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Five Eyes is thinking if they were to respond individually to China they are going to get robbed. So to have any traction with Beijing they will have to coordinate their response, because what China is doing is being coercive, playing one off against another," External link

koreatimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Of course anybody wanting to have ill intent towards Australia would want to know how it works and would want to know how to subvert it and undermine its effectiveness," "So any measures to ensure its operational functionality is obviously something the Department of Defence and other organisations would want to pay close attention to, understandably enough" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "His grip on power remains strong," "I suspect there would have been a collective sigh of relief when he returned [to public life]" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "His grip on power remains strong," "I suspect there would have been a collective sigh of relief when he returned [to public life]" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "On one level, the sister does appear the strongest contender to succeed Kim Jong-un, but I don't think we should discount the patriarchal and reactionary forces at work that could see the uncle emerge," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "On one level, the sister does appear the strongest contender to succeed Kim Jong-un, but I don't think we should discount the patriarchal and reactionary forces at work that could see the uncle emerge," External link

abc-au Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "On one level, the sister does appear the strongest contender to succeed Kim Jong-un, but I don't think we should discount the patriarchal and reactionary forces at work that could see the uncle emerge," External link

abc-au Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a fascinating development to see Kim Pyong-il re-emerge on the stage," "That certainly will complicate Kim Yo-jong's apparent aspirations, but points to something that was expected: a reluctance of the establishment — military, security leaders and the Kim family — to depart from the patriarchal predisposition" External link

abc-au Monday, April 27, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a fascinating development to see Kim Pyong-il re-emerge on the stage," "That certainly will complicate Kim Yo-jong's apparent aspirations, but points to something that was expected: a reluctance of the establishment — military, security leaders and the Kim family — to depart from the patriarchal predisposition" External link

abc-au Monday, April 27, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a fascinating development to see Kim Pyong-il re-emerge on the stage," "That certainly will complicate Kim Yo-jong's apparent aspirations, but points to something that was expected: a reluctance of the establishment — military, security leaders and the Kim family — to depart from the patriarchal predisposition" External link

abc-au Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

theage Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

smh Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “That means Australia would offer residency rights and potentially citizenship to just over 244,000 people and help administer and guarantee sovereignty to a cumulative [exclusive economic zone] of over 5.118 million square kilometres,” “Australia would gain economically and politically from bolstering security and stability in the region, while also helping to limit the prospect of destabilising external interference” External link

pina Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We really need to think in a fresh way with the long term in mind about what we are facing because the past is not the future and the future is going to look very different," "A lot of people are getting very very wealthy off our resources and Australia doesn't get very much for it. Maybe once we could have let that continue, but I'm sorry folks the clouds are getting darker" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are about 275,000 people who turn 18 each year [and] we should ramp up the scheme to be able to handle about two-thirds of them contributing to volunteer," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We really need to think in a fresh way with the long term in mind about what we are facing because the past is not the future and the future is going to look very different," "A lot of people are getting very very wealthy off our resources and Australia doesn't get very much for it. Maybe once we could have let that continue, but I'm sorry folks the clouds are getting darker" External link

smh Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are about 275,000 people who turn 18 each year [and] we should ramp up the scheme to be able to handle about two-thirds of them contributing to volunteer," External link

smh Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We really need to think in a fresh way with the long term in mind about what we are facing because the past is not the future and the future is going to look very different," "A lot of people are getting very very wealthy off our resources and Australia doesn't get very much for it. Maybe once we could have let that continue, but I'm sorry folks the clouds are getting darker" External link

theage Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are about 275,000 people who turn 18 each year [and] we should ramp up the scheme to be able to handle about two-thirds of them contributing to volunteer," External link

theage Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We really need to think in a fresh way with the long term in mind about what we are facing because the past is not the future and the future is going to look very different," "A lot of people are getting very very wealthy off our resources and Australia doesn't get very much for it. Maybe once we could have let that continue, but I'm sorry folks the clouds are getting darker" External link

watoday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are about 275,000 people who turn 18 each year [and] we should ramp up the scheme to be able to handle about two-thirds of them contributing to volunteer," External link

watoday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The letter suggests a level of normalisation for this kind of engagement," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's not clear whether these are sites that are yet to be formally incorporated as PLA facilities, or ones that are on the cusp of becoming so or ones that are being investigated for being included as PLA facilities," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There may not be a direct correlation between the timing of these two incidents [the PLA visit and the drone crash] but they're probably related back in Beijing, in terms of the plan for managing development of capabilities inside Cambodia," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland told : "This is actually potentially quite a significant site for China, operating near Siem Reap," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Malacca Strait ) : "It's also a site from which they [China] can exert influence over and beyond the Malacca Strait … [which is] essentially the north-east Asia states' jugular vein, and I mean here China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The letter suggests a level of normalisation for this kind of engagement," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's not clear whether these are sites that are yet to be formally incorporated as PLA facilities, or ones that are on the cusp of becoming so or ones that are being investigated for being included as PLA facilities," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There may not be a direct correlation between the timing of these two incidents [the PLA visit and the drone crash] but they're probably related back in Beijing, in terms of the plan for managing development of capabilities inside Cambodia," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "This is actually potentially quite a significant site for China, operating near Siem Reap," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Malacca Strait ) : "It's also a site from which they [China] can exert influence over and beyond the Malacca Strait … [which is] essentially the north-east Asia states' jugular vein, and I mean here China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The letter suggests a level of normalisation for this kind of engagement," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's not clear whether these are sites that are yet to be formally incorporated as PLA facilities, or ones that are on the cusp of becoming so or ones that are being investigated for being included as PLA facilities," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There may not be a direct correlation between the timing of these two incidents [the PLA visit and the drone crash] but they're probably related back in Beijing, in terms of the plan for managing development of capabilities inside Cambodia," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "This is actually potentially quite a significant site for China, operating near Siem Reap," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Malacca Strait ) : "It's also a site from which they [China] can exert influence over and beyond the Malacca Strait … [which is] essentially the north-east Asia states' jugular vein, and I mean here China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It’s a fob-off — they always are,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, January 13, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It’s a fob-off, they always are,” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The transactions aren’t satisfying them enough; they want more,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 29, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The transactions aren’t satisfying them enough; they want more,” External link

nytimes Friday, November 29, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland added : “There’s a lot of egg being thrown around and it’s stuck on a lot of people’s faces,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's certainly scope for the ADF to be looking seriously at how it can work seamlessly with RFS and SES agencies at short notice," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's certainly scope for the ADF to be looking seriously at how it can work seamlessly with RFS and SES agencies at short notice," External link

theage Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's certainly scope for the ADF to be looking seriously at how it can work seamlessly with RFS and SES agencies at short notice," External link

watoday Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's certainly scope for the ADF to be looking seriously at how it can work seamlessly with RFS and SES agencies at short notice," External link

smh Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “There’s a cricket saying, ‘play with a straight bat’ — don’t try and be clever, just do what they ask for and deal with it later,” “And I think that’s the case here” External link

nytimes Friday, October 4, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland explained : “Refugees who flee often have family connections remaining with (their) home country,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 26, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are broad principles that apply not just to Rwanda, but a range of countries, including China," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Everyone in the national security committee knows that that's what's going on, and it's one of the reasons agencies in that domain have been agitating for greater resources and legal flexibility," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "For China, this is about latent capabilities, because you can fly a squadron of fighters into an airbase in a matter of minutes or days," External link

watoday Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "For China, this is about latent capabilities, because you can fly a squadron of fighters into an airbase in a matter of minutes or days," External link

smh Friday, August 9, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "For China, this is about latent capabilities, because you can fly a squadron of fighters into an airbase in a matter of minutes or days," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, August 9, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "we absolutely should not believe the Chinese denials and yes we absolutely should be concerned" External link

theage Friday, July 26, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "we absolutely should not believe the Chinese denials and yes we absolutely should be concerned" External link

smh Friday, July 26, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "we absolutely should not believe the Chinese denials and yes we absolutely should be concerned" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 26, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "we absolutely should not believe the Chinese denials and yes we absolutely should be concerned" External link

watoday Friday, July 26, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The very name of the organisation when it was originally set up as the defence signals bureau … it was a bit of a cover name, it wasn't really an accurate description of what it was about," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "This has got to be a warts and all story, this is not about hagiographic writing it's not what I do and people who've read the ASIO history know that I don't pull my punches," "But the key thing is that this has to be a dispassionate, balanced account so if there are warts to be revealed they've got to show because otherwise this is not going to be credible" External link

abc-au Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "What I'm planning to do … is to write it at the highest classifications in draft and then go through that line by line with officials to consider aspects that need to be pixelated out of the story," "The key thing is to not let the story be washed out, that's something I'm quite adamant about" External link

abc-au Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The very name of the organisation when it was originally set up as the defence signals bureau … it was a bit of a cover name, it wasn't really an accurate description of what it was about," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The very name of the organisation when it was originally set up as the defence signals bureau … it was a bit of a cover name, it wasn't really an accurate description of what it was about," External link

abc-au Monday, July 8, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "Beijing may well make some noise about this but they've got no real reason too," External link

abc-au Monday, June 24, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “That raised a lot of hackles,” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 10, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The ships arrived off Darling Point and other famous places in Sydney’s harbor without people knowing in advance ... and with armed soldiers and sailors on the decks of the ships looking fairly aggressive,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, June 7, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "I think it's quite a clever move," "It places a photogenic, high profile, but controversial political figure up against an equally controversial Liberal figure, Peter Dutton, in a portfolio that is fraught with landmines and opportunities for the Labor Party to get some traction" External link

abc-au Monday, June 3, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "I think it's quite a clever move," "It places a photogenic, high profile, but controversial political figure up against an equally controversial Liberal figure, Peter Dutton, in a portfolio that is fraught with landmines and opportunities for the Labor Party to get some traction" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 2, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbors will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbors will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbors will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

business-standard Friday, March 29, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbours will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 29, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbours will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Donald Trump ) : "It is extraordinary how Trump manages to demarcate trade from geopolitics, when in the real world they are intimately linked," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Donald Trump ) : “It is extraordinary how Trump manages to demarcate trade from geopolitics, when in the real world they are intimately linked,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Donald Trump ) : “It is extraordinary how Trump manages to demarcate trade from geopolitics, when in the real world they are intimately linked,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "ASIO has always been prominent in Australian society because it was about domestic security and intelligence operations, so people in Australia felt it as very real. What's happened is ASD for a long time has been in the shadows, even the name of the organisation was a bit of a cover name, it really didn't speak directly to what it did," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:51:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The heads of ASIO [when the books were written] David Irvine and Duncan Lewis both recognised that that had to be included otherwise it would not be credible. If we weren't to call a spade a spade and to show the organisation fumbling, failing, getting caught out and making mistakes then the story would not be credible," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:51:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Top Secret ) : "What we found is going through that we could work out a way of saying things without taking the story away and so in the end, the manuscript that we submitted at Top Secret came out at Unclassified with 92 per cent of the manuscript still there so that's pretty good going," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:51:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "ASIO has always been prominent in Australian society because it was about domestic security and intelligence operations, so people in Australia felt it as very real. What's happened is ASD for a long time has been in the shadows, even the name of the organisation was a bit of a cover name, it really didn't speak directly to what it did," External link

smh Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The heads of ASIO [when the books were written] David Irvine and Duncan Lewis both recognised that that had to be included otherwise it would not be credible. If we weren't to call a spade a spade and to show the organisation fumbling, failing, getting caught out and making mistakes then the story would not be credible," External link

smh Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Top Secret ) : "What we found is going through that we could work out a way of saying things without taking the story away and so in the end, the manuscript that we submitted at Top Secret came out at Unclassified with 92 per cent of the manuscript still there so that's pretty good going," External link

smh Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "ASIO has always been prominent in Australian society because it was about domestic security and intelligence operations, so people in Australia felt it as very real. What's happened is ASD for a long time has been in the shadows, even the name of the organisation was a bit of a cover name, it really didn't speak directly to what it did," External link

theage Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:24:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The heads of ASIO [when the books were written] David Irvine and Duncan Lewis both recognised that that had to be included otherwise it would not be credible. If we weren't to call a spade a spade and to show the organisation fumbling, failing, getting caught out and making mistakes then the story would not be credible," External link

theage Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:24:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Top Secret ) : "What we found is going through that we could work out a way of saying things without taking the story away and so in the end, the manuscript that we submitted at Top Secret came out at Unclassified with 92 per cent of the manuscript still there so that's pretty good going," External link

theage Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:24:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "ASIO has always been prominent in Australian society because it was about domestic security and intelligence operations, so people in Australia felt it as very real. What's happened is ASD for a long time has been in the shadows, even the name of the organisation was a bit of a cover name, it really didn't speak directly to what it did," External link

watoday Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:23:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The heads of ASIO [when the books were written] David Irvine and Duncan Lewis both recognised that that had to be included otherwise it would not be credible. If we weren't to call a spade a spade and to show the organisation fumbling, failing, getting caught out and making mistakes then the story would not be credible," External link

watoday Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:23:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Top Secret ) : "What we found is going through that we could work out a way of saying things without taking the story away and so in the end, the manuscript that we submitted at Top Secret came out at Unclassified with 92 per cent of the manuscript still there so that's pretty good going," External link

watoday Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:23:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a reductionist view of the world. Indonesia under Jokowi is not living up to its potential as the leader of the region. That's a problem for our neighbourhood," "SBY is speaking out on these issues because he recognises his successor is not nearly as aspirational in this domain" External link

9news Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a reductionist view of the world. Indonesia under Jokowi is not living up to its potential as the leader of the region. That's a problem for our neighbourhood," "SBY is speaking out on these issues because he recognises his successor is not nearly as aspirational in this domain" External link

news_com_au Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:05:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "That is about justice, employment and fulfilment of existing political, economic and social promises," "When Manila politics consume most of the Philippine political bandwidth, there is cause for concern that the situation will allow to fester," External link

smh Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:08:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

thestar-my Friday, September 22, 2017 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, September 22, 2017 11:05:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 22, 2017 9:49:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

bdnews24 Friday, September 22, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

thestar-my Friday, September 22, 2017 6:04:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping,” External link

reuters-in Friday, September 22, 2017 5:04:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about North ) : "North Korea is giving cause for Japan's rearmament, which is not in China's best interests," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 6, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about North ) : "North Korea is on the path not only to get the ballistic weapons, but go nuclear, and the failure of the United States to do anything about this reinforces a sense that maybe Japan does need to do nuclear" External link

smh Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : “There is a clear prospect of a conflict on the Korean peninsula escalating out of hand,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It could be a significant challenge for South Korea to contain unrest in the country and this could be enough political imperative for them to act as well,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is hard to know where this threshold is but if someone, anyone crosses it, we are in a very dark space,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “If a Russian was killed and this was publicised in the media and there was a general strong reaction, Putin may want to do something to demonstrate his strength,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about North ) : “If a North Korea missile strike were to hit Japan, all bets would be off, that would change the dynamics,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Nick Warner ) : "Nick Warner is really going the extra mile here trying to fit in, trying to accommodate Duterte's idiosyncrasies," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:36:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland told : “There is a clear prospect of a conflict on the Korean peninsula escalating out of hand,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It could be a significant challenge for South Korea to contain unrest in the country and this could be enough political imperative for them to act as well,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is hard to know where this threshold is but if someone, anyone crosses it, we are in a very dark space,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “If a Russian was killed and this was publicised in the media and there was a general strong reaction, Putin may want to do something to demonstrate his strength,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about North ) : “If a North Korea missile strike were to hit Japan, all bets would be off, that would change the dynamics,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area,” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves,” “There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

bostonherald Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

bostonherald Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves,” “There’s no doubt it has hurt the Navy’s reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it” External link

therepublic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

startribune Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

startribune Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:06:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves,” “There’s no doubt it has hurt the Navy’s reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it” External link

therepublic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:06:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "They speak Pashto or Arabic and their experience is in the sandpit not in the jungles or the cities of south-east Asia," External link

news_com_au Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:47:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland told : "What we know is that organisations like the AFP and ASIO have extensive networks of connections and liaisons arrangements with counterparts globally," External link

news_com_au Tuesday, August 1, 2017 12:17:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today,” External link

arabtimes Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:38:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today,” External link

seattletimes Monday, February 6, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

foxnews Monday, February 6, 2017 2:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

nzherald Monday, February 6, 2017 2:37:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

siouxcityjournal Monday, February 6, 2017 12:24:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

bostonherald Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

foxnews Sunday, February 5, 2017 9:51:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, February 5, 2017 9:50:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

startribune Sunday, February 5, 2017 8:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

timescolonist Sunday, February 5, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “A lot of Australians will find this report deeply unsettling,” External link

japantimes Friday, February 3, 2017 3:17:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "A lot of Australians will find this report deeply unsettling," External link

sltrib Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "A lot of Australians will find this report deeply unsettling," External link

nola Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:25:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “A lot of Australians will find this report deeply unsettling,” External link

todayonline Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Ironically , this latest step targets citizens from countries not directly associated with terrorist attacks on the United States," "It leaves gaping holes in a purported shield to protect Americans from terrorism. Indeed, this initiative likely will undermine rather than reinforce US security" External link

radioaustralianews Monday, January 30, 2017 6:36:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Ironically , this latest step targets citizens from countries not directly associated with terrorist attacks on the United States," "It leaves gaping holes in a purported shield to protect Americans from terrorism. Indeed, this initiative likely will undermine rather than reinforce US security" External link

abc-au Monday, January 30, 2017 6:36:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Ironically , this latest step targets citizens from countries not directly associated with terrorist attacks on the United States," "It leaves gaping holes in a purported shield to protect Americans from terrorism. Indeed, this initiative likely will undermine rather than reinforce US security" External link

abc-au Monday, January 30, 2017 4:19:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "West Papua is absolutely the red hot issue – the problem is the extraordinary parallel with East Timor from their perspective," External link

smh Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So this essay would be seen as treasonous," External link

smh Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "West Papua is absolutely the red hot issue – the problem is the extraordinary parallel with East Timor from their perspective," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So this essay would be seen as treasonous," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland explained : “A lot of the tech involved has gained advantage from a bit of espionage, we’re pretty confident about that,” External link

dailycaller Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "This is the part of the story that is, arguably, the most embarrassing to ASIO," External link

9news Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:29:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Without question ASIO was penetrated. The extent of that penetration is something that was investigated thoroughly beyond the period covered in this book," External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Hilton Hotel bombing demonstrated the need for ASIO to concentrate much more comprehensively on terrorism domestically," "This was something it had not really focused on that much. ASIO had been largely focused elsewhere — particularly on countering espionage" External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Without question ASIO was penetrated. The extent of that penetration is something that was investigated thoroughly beyond the period covered in this book," External link

radioaustralianews Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Hilton Hotel bombing demonstrated the need for ASIO to concentrate much more comprehensively on terrorism domestically," "This was something it had not really focused on that much. ASIO had been largely focused elsewhere — particularly on countering espionage" External link

radioaustralianews Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Without question ASIO was penetrated. The extent of that penetration is something that was investigated thoroughly beyond the period covered in this book," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:49:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Hilton Hotel bombing demonstrated the need for ASIO to concentrate much more comprehensively on terrorism domestically," "This was something it had not really focused on that much. ASIO had been largely focused elsewhere — particularly on countering espionage" External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:49:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Without question ASIO was penetrated. The extent of that penetration is something that was investigated thoroughly beyond the period covered in this book," External link

radioaustralia Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:45:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Hilton Hotel bombing demonstrated the need for ASIO to concentrate much more comprehensively on terrorism domestically," "This was something it had not really focused on that much. ASIO had been largely focused elsewhere — particularly on countering espionage" External link

radioaustralia Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:45:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "They (China) may well calculate now is the time to do it because they won't meet strong resistance," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "They (China) may well calculate now is the time to do it because they won't meet strong resistance," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, September 7, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

startribune Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “If my theory is correct, the message is: ‘We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,’” “They figure that the message is better heard through actions” External link

todayonline Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:27:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:13:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

nzherald Monday, August 15, 2016 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

ABCnews Monday, August 15, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “If my theory is correct, the message is: ‘We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'” “They figure that the message is better heard through actions” External link

therepublic Monday, August 15, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "After such a significant ruling for there to be no mention of it, it is a palpable indicator of the powerlessness of ASEAN," External link

9news Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:02:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "After such a significant ruling for there to be no mention of it, it is a palpable indicator of the powerlessness of ASEAN," External link

9news Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So, I anticipate significant numbers of casualties arising," "They had plenty of time to prepare improvised explosive devices or IEDs, sniper positions and suicide vehicle bombs by the dozen" External link

radioaustralianews Monday, June 20, 2016 2:51:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So, I anticipate significant numbers of casualties arising," "They had plenty of time to prepare improvised explosive devices or IEDs, sniper positions and suicide vehicle bombs by the dozen" External link

radioaustralianews Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:33:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So, I anticipate significant numbers of casualties arising," "They had plenty of time to prepare improvised explosive devices or IEDs, sniper positions and suicide vehicle bombs by the dozen" External link

abc-au Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:28:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “Carriers have definitely got to be on the list,” External link

irrawaddy Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:43:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “Carriers have definitely got to be on the list,” External link

thejakartaglobe Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:35:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

trust Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:01:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

thestar-my Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:27:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

trust Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:54:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

todayonline Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:27:00 AM EAT



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John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

theherald-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

smh Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

theage Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It can't just be a federal body – it needs to be linked in very tightly with all the emergency mechanisms of the states," "It would need to be given the agency and centrality to co-ordinate functions properly in a way which was sufficiently high profile for everyone to look towards" External link

watoday Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “As long as Australia refuses to comply with Beijing’s directives and be compliant, it can expect its citizens in China to be detained without charges, due process or speedy resolution,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “As long as Australia refuses to comply with Beijing’s directives and be compliant, it can expect its citizens in China to be detained without charges, due process or speedy resolution,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “As long as Australia refuses to comply with Beijing’s directives and be compliant, it can expect its citizens in China to be detained without charges, due process or speedy resolution,” External link

bloomberg Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's a natural inclination for politicians and senior military commanders to want to offer assistance to the community. That's because it's good optics," "But they do come at a price, and that's really the concern I have — the prospect of us doubling down on assisting the local community with the Defence Force instead of posturing ourselves as a nation for this as the new normal" External link

abc-au Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "That's not their primary purpose, they are actually designed to protect Australia in extremis — much as we've experienced in wartime in the past," "We don't like to dwell on this fact, but the bottom line is we have a defence force to fight wars" External link

abc-au Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The prospect of conflict is alive and well over Taiwan,” External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “I can’t envision the United States walking away from this any time soon,” External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "More than ever, our [Australia's] security and stability is tied in loosely with the security, stability and prosperity of South Korea," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "More than ever, our [Australia's] security and stability is tied in loosely with the security, stability and prosperity of South Korea," External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If the [Wolf Warrior diplomacy] is intended to intimidate to elicit compliance, it's really backfired because there is now this so-called Five Eyes engagement between ministers and government agencies in collaboration well outside the intelligence domains that they were quite happy to admit to in public," External link

koreatimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Five Eyes is thinking if they were to respond individually to China they are going to get robbed. So to have any traction with Beijing they will have to coordinate their response, because what China is doing is being coercive, playing one off against another," External link

koreatimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Of course anybody wanting to have ill intent towards Australia would want to know how it works and would want to know how to subvert it and undermine its effectiveness," "So any measures to ensure its operational functionality is obviously something the Department of Defence and other organisations would want to pay close attention to, understandably enough" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "His grip on power remains strong," "I suspect there would have been a collective sigh of relief when he returned [to public life]" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "His grip on power remains strong," "I suspect there would have been a collective sigh of relief when he returned [to public life]" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "On one level, the sister does appear the strongest contender to succeed Kim Jong-un, but I don't think we should discount the patriarchal and reactionary forces at work that could see the uncle emerge," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "On one level, the sister does appear the strongest contender to succeed Kim Jong-un, but I don't think we should discount the patriarchal and reactionary forces at work that could see the uncle emerge," External link

abc-au Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "On one level, the sister does appear the strongest contender to succeed Kim Jong-un, but I don't think we should discount the patriarchal and reactionary forces at work that could see the uncle emerge," External link

abc-au Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a fascinating development to see Kim Pyong-il re-emerge on the stage," "That certainly will complicate Kim Yo-jong's apparent aspirations, but points to something that was expected: a reluctance of the establishment — military, security leaders and the Kim family — to depart from the patriarchal predisposition" External link

abc-au Monday, April 27, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a fascinating development to see Kim Pyong-il re-emerge on the stage," "That certainly will complicate Kim Yo-jong's apparent aspirations, but points to something that was expected: a reluctance of the establishment — military, security leaders and the Kim family — to depart from the patriarchal predisposition" External link

abc-au Monday, April 27, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a fascinating development to see Kim Pyong-il re-emerge on the stage," "That certainly will complicate Kim Yo-jong's apparent aspirations, but points to something that was expected: a reluctance of the establishment — military, security leaders and the Kim family — to depart from the patriarchal predisposition" External link

abc-au Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

theage Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

smh Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland says : "The prospects in my view, have ramped up in light of what we have seen in the last month," External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “That means Australia would offer residency rights and potentially citizenship to just over 244,000 people and help administer and guarantee sovereignty to a cumulative [exclusive economic zone] of over 5.118 million square kilometres,” “Australia would gain economically and politically from bolstering security and stability in the region, while also helping to limit the prospect of destabilising external interference” External link

pina Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We really need to think in a fresh way with the long term in mind about what we are facing because the past is not the future and the future is going to look very different," "A lot of people are getting very very wealthy off our resources and Australia doesn't get very much for it. Maybe once we could have let that continue, but I'm sorry folks the clouds are getting darker" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are about 275,000 people who turn 18 each year [and] we should ramp up the scheme to be able to handle about two-thirds of them contributing to volunteer," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We really need to think in a fresh way with the long term in mind about what we are facing because the past is not the future and the future is going to look very different," "A lot of people are getting very very wealthy off our resources and Australia doesn't get very much for it. Maybe once we could have let that continue, but I'm sorry folks the clouds are getting darker" External link

smh Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are about 275,000 people who turn 18 each year [and] we should ramp up the scheme to be able to handle about two-thirds of them contributing to volunteer," External link

smh Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We really need to think in a fresh way with the long term in mind about what we are facing because the past is not the future and the future is going to look very different," "A lot of people are getting very very wealthy off our resources and Australia doesn't get very much for it. Maybe once we could have let that continue, but I'm sorry folks the clouds are getting darker" External link

theage Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are about 275,000 people who turn 18 each year [and] we should ramp up the scheme to be able to handle about two-thirds of them contributing to volunteer," External link

theage Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We really need to think in a fresh way with the long term in mind about what we are facing because the past is not the future and the future is going to look very different," "A lot of people are getting very very wealthy off our resources and Australia doesn't get very much for it. Maybe once we could have let that continue, but I'm sorry folks the clouds are getting darker" External link

watoday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are about 275,000 people who turn 18 each year [and] we should ramp up the scheme to be able to handle about two-thirds of them contributing to volunteer," External link

watoday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The letter suggests a level of normalisation for this kind of engagement," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's not clear whether these are sites that are yet to be formally incorporated as PLA facilities, or ones that are on the cusp of becoming so or ones that are being investigated for being included as PLA facilities," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There may not be a direct correlation between the timing of these two incidents [the PLA visit and the drone crash] but they're probably related back in Beijing, in terms of the plan for managing development of capabilities inside Cambodia," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland told : "This is actually potentially quite a significant site for China, operating near Siem Reap," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Malacca Strait ) : "It's also a site from which they [China] can exert influence over and beyond the Malacca Strait … [which is] essentially the north-east Asia states' jugular vein, and I mean here China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The letter suggests a level of normalisation for this kind of engagement," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's not clear whether these are sites that are yet to be formally incorporated as PLA facilities, or ones that are on the cusp of becoming so or ones that are being investigated for being included as PLA facilities," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There may not be a direct correlation between the timing of these two incidents [the PLA visit and the drone crash] but they're probably related back in Beijing, in terms of the plan for managing development of capabilities inside Cambodia," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "This is actually potentially quite a significant site for China, operating near Siem Reap," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Malacca Strait ) : "It's also a site from which they [China] can exert influence over and beyond the Malacca Strait … [which is] essentially the north-east Asia states' jugular vein, and I mean here China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The letter suggests a level of normalisation for this kind of engagement," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's not clear whether these are sites that are yet to be formally incorporated as PLA facilities, or ones that are on the cusp of becoming so or ones that are being investigated for being included as PLA facilities," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There may not be a direct correlation between the timing of these two incidents [the PLA visit and the drone crash] but they're probably related back in Beijing, in terms of the plan for managing development of capabilities inside Cambodia," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "This is actually potentially quite a significant site for China, operating near Siem Reap," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Malacca Strait ) : "It's also a site from which they [China] can exert influence over and beyond the Malacca Strait … [which is] essentially the north-east Asia states' jugular vein, and I mean here China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It’s a fob-off — they always are,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, January 13, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It’s a fob-off, they always are,” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The transactions aren’t satisfying them enough; they want more,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 29, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The transactions aren’t satisfying them enough; they want more,” External link

nytimes Friday, November 29, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland added : “There’s a lot of egg being thrown around and it’s stuck on a lot of people’s faces,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's certainly scope for the ADF to be looking seriously at how it can work seamlessly with RFS and SES agencies at short notice," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's certainly scope for the ADF to be looking seriously at how it can work seamlessly with RFS and SES agencies at short notice," External link

theage Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's certainly scope for the ADF to be looking seriously at how it can work seamlessly with RFS and SES agencies at short notice," External link

watoday Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There's certainly scope for the ADF to be looking seriously at how it can work seamlessly with RFS and SES agencies at short notice," External link

smh Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “There’s a cricket saying, ‘play with a straight bat’ — don’t try and be clever, just do what they ask for and deal with it later,” “And I think that’s the case here” External link

nytimes Friday, October 4, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland explained : “Refugees who flee often have family connections remaining with (their) home country,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 26, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "There are broad principles that apply not just to Rwanda, but a range of countries, including China," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Everyone in the national security committee knows that that's what's going on, and it's one of the reasons agencies in that domain have been agitating for greater resources and legal flexibility," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "For China, this is about latent capabilities, because you can fly a squadron of fighters into an airbase in a matter of minutes or days," External link

watoday Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "For China, this is about latent capabilities, because you can fly a squadron of fighters into an airbase in a matter of minutes or days," External link

smh Friday, August 9, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "For China, this is about latent capabilities, because you can fly a squadron of fighters into an airbase in a matter of minutes or days," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, August 9, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "we absolutely should not believe the Chinese denials and yes we absolutely should be concerned" External link

theage Friday, July 26, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "we absolutely should not believe the Chinese denials and yes we absolutely should be concerned" External link

smh Friday, July 26, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "we absolutely should not believe the Chinese denials and yes we absolutely should be concerned" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 26, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "we absolutely should not believe the Chinese denials and yes we absolutely should be concerned" External link

watoday Friday, July 26, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The very name of the organisation when it was originally set up as the defence signals bureau … it was a bit of a cover name, it wasn't really an accurate description of what it was about," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "This has got to be a warts and all story, this is not about hagiographic writing it's not what I do and people who've read the ASIO history know that I don't pull my punches," "But the key thing is that this has to be a dispassionate, balanced account so if there are warts to be revealed they've got to show because otherwise this is not going to be credible" External link

abc-au Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "What I'm planning to do … is to write it at the highest classifications in draft and then go through that line by line with officials to consider aspects that need to be pixelated out of the story," "The key thing is to not let the story be washed out, that's something I'm quite adamant about" External link

abc-au Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The very name of the organisation when it was originally set up as the defence signals bureau … it was a bit of a cover name, it wasn't really an accurate description of what it was about," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The very name of the organisation when it was originally set up as the defence signals bureau … it was a bit of a cover name, it wasn't really an accurate description of what it was about," External link

abc-au Monday, July 8, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "Beijing may well make some noise about this but they've got no real reason too," External link

abc-au Monday, June 24, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “That raised a lot of hackles,” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 10, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The ships arrived off Darling Point and other famous places in Sydney’s harbor without people knowing in advance ... and with armed soldiers and sailors on the decks of the ships looking fairly aggressive,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, June 7, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "I think it's quite a clever move," "It places a photogenic, high profile, but controversial political figure up against an equally controversial Liberal figure, Peter Dutton, in a portfolio that is fraught with landmines and opportunities for the Labor Party to get some traction" External link

abc-au Monday, June 3, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "I think it's quite a clever move," "It places a photogenic, high profile, but controversial political figure up against an equally controversial Liberal figure, Peter Dutton, in a portfolio that is fraught with landmines and opportunities for the Labor Party to get some traction" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 2, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbors will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbors will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbors will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

business-standard Friday, March 29, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbours will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 29, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “India’s neighbours will have to think twice before upping the ante in any future space clash, particularly once this capability matures,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Donald Trump ) : "It is extraordinary how Trump manages to demarcate trade from geopolitics, when in the real world they are intimately linked," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Donald Trump ) : “It is extraordinary how Trump manages to demarcate trade from geopolitics, when in the real world they are intimately linked,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Donald Trump ) : “It is extraordinary how Trump manages to demarcate trade from geopolitics, when in the real world they are intimately linked,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "ASIO has always been prominent in Australian society because it was about domestic security and intelligence operations, so people in Australia felt it as very real. What's happened is ASD for a long time has been in the shadows, even the name of the organisation was a bit of a cover name, it really didn't speak directly to what it did," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:51:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The heads of ASIO [when the books were written] David Irvine and Duncan Lewis both recognised that that had to be included otherwise it would not be credible. If we weren't to call a spade a spade and to show the organisation fumbling, failing, getting caught out and making mistakes then the story would not be credible," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:51:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Top Secret ) : "What we found is going through that we could work out a way of saying things without taking the story away and so in the end, the manuscript that we submitted at Top Secret came out at Unclassified with 92 per cent of the manuscript still there so that's pretty good going," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:51:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "ASIO has always been prominent in Australian society because it was about domestic security and intelligence operations, so people in Australia felt it as very real. What's happened is ASD for a long time has been in the shadows, even the name of the organisation was a bit of a cover name, it really didn't speak directly to what it did," External link

smh Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The heads of ASIO [when the books were written] David Irvine and Duncan Lewis both recognised that that had to be included otherwise it would not be credible. If we weren't to call a spade a spade and to show the organisation fumbling, failing, getting caught out and making mistakes then the story would not be credible," External link

smh Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Top Secret ) : "What we found is going through that we could work out a way of saying things without taking the story away and so in the end, the manuscript that we submitted at Top Secret came out at Unclassified with 92 per cent of the manuscript still there so that's pretty good going," External link

smh Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "ASIO has always been prominent in Australian society because it was about domestic security and intelligence operations, so people in Australia felt it as very real. What's happened is ASD for a long time has been in the shadows, even the name of the organisation was a bit of a cover name, it really didn't speak directly to what it did," External link

theage Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:24:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The heads of ASIO [when the books were written] David Irvine and Duncan Lewis both recognised that that had to be included otherwise it would not be credible. If we weren't to call a spade a spade and to show the organisation fumbling, failing, getting caught out and making mistakes then the story would not be credible," External link

theage Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:24:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Top Secret ) : "What we found is going through that we could work out a way of saying things without taking the story away and so in the end, the manuscript that we submitted at Top Secret came out at Unclassified with 92 per cent of the manuscript still there so that's pretty good going," External link

theage Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:24:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "ASIO has always been prominent in Australian society because it was about domestic security and intelligence operations, so people in Australia felt it as very real. What's happened is ASD for a long time has been in the shadows, even the name of the organisation was a bit of a cover name, it really didn't speak directly to what it did," External link

watoday Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:23:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The heads of ASIO [when the books were written] David Irvine and Duncan Lewis both recognised that that had to be included otherwise it would not be credible. If we weren't to call a spade a spade and to show the organisation fumbling, failing, getting caught out and making mistakes then the story would not be credible," External link

watoday Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:23:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Top Secret ) : "What we found is going through that we could work out a way of saying things without taking the story away and so in the end, the manuscript that we submitted at Top Secret came out at Unclassified with 92 per cent of the manuscript still there so that's pretty good going," External link

watoday Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:23:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a reductionist view of the world. Indonesia under Jokowi is not living up to its potential as the leader of the region. That's a problem for our neighbourhood," "SBY is speaking out on these issues because he recognises his successor is not nearly as aspirational in this domain" External link

9news Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It's a reductionist view of the world. Indonesia under Jokowi is not living up to its potential as the leader of the region. That's a problem for our neighbourhood," "SBY is speaking out on these issues because he recognises his successor is not nearly as aspirational in this domain" External link

news_com_au Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:05:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "That is about justice, employment and fulfilment of existing political, economic and social promises," "When Manila politics consume most of the Philippine political bandwidth, there is cause for concern that the situation will allow to fester," External link

smh Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

BangkokPost Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:08:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

thestar-my Friday, September 22, 2017 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, September 22, 2017 11:05:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 22, 2017 9:49:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

bdnews24 Friday, September 22, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping," External link

thestar-my Friday, September 22, 2017 6:04:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is going to feed Aung San Suu Kyi straight into the hands of (Chinese President) Xi Jinping,” External link

reuters-in Friday, September 22, 2017 5:04:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about North ) : "North Korea is giving cause for Japan's rearmament, which is not in China's best interests," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 6, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about North ) : "North Korea is on the path not only to get the ballistic weapons, but go nuclear, and the failure of the United States to do anything about this reinforces a sense that maybe Japan does need to do nuclear" External link

smh Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : “There is a clear prospect of a conflict on the Korean peninsula escalating out of hand,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It could be a significant challenge for South Korea to contain unrest in the country and this could be enough political imperative for them to act as well,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is hard to know where this threshold is but if someone, anyone crosses it, we are in a very dark space,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “If a Russian was killed and this was publicised in the media and there was a general strong reaction, Putin may want to do something to demonstrate his strength,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about North ) : “If a North Korea missile strike were to hit Japan, all bets would be off, that would change the dynamics,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Nick Warner ) : "Nick Warner is really going the extra mile here trying to fit in, trying to accommodate Duterte's idiosyncrasies," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:36:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland told : “There is a clear prospect of a conflict on the Korean peninsula escalating out of hand,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It could be a significant challenge for South Korea to contain unrest in the country and this could be enough political imperative for them to act as well,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is hard to know where this threshold is but if someone, anyone crosses it, we are in a very dark space,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “If a Russian was killed and this was publicised in the media and there was a general strong reaction, Putin may want to do something to demonstrate his strength,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said ( about North ) : “If a North Korea missile strike were to hit Japan, all bets would be off, that would change the dynamics,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area,” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves,” “There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

bostonherald Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

bostonherald Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves,” “There’s no doubt it has hurt the Navy’s reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it” External link

therepublic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:03:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area," External link

startribune Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves," "There's no doubt it has hurt the Navy's reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it" External link

startribune Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “It is truly extraordinary, not only that it should happen, and not only that it should happen to the U.S. Navy, but that it should happen repeatedly within weeks in the same geographic area,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:06:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “The U.S. Navy has a reputation for being peerless. It is the gold standard by which other nations measure themselves,” “There’s no doubt it has hurt the Navy’s reputation. The question is how quickly can they get to the bottom of it” External link

therepublic Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:06:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "They speak Pashto or Arabic and their experience is in the sandpit not in the jungles or the cities of south-east Asia," External link

news_com_au Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:47:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland told : "What we know is that organisations like the AFP and ASIO have extensive networks of connections and liaisons arrangements with counterparts globally," External link

news_com_au Tuesday, August 1, 2017 12:17:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today,” External link

arabtimes Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:38:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today,” External link

seattletimes Monday, February 6, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

foxnews Monday, February 6, 2017 2:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

nzherald Monday, February 6, 2017 2:37:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

siouxcityjournal Monday, February 6, 2017 12:24:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

bostonherald Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

foxnews Sunday, February 5, 2017 9:51:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, February 5, 2017 9:50:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

startribune Sunday, February 5, 2017 8:04:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "We are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty today," External link

timescolonist Sunday, February 5, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “A lot of Australians will find this report deeply unsettling,” External link

japantimes Friday, February 3, 2017 3:17:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "A lot of Australians will find this report deeply unsettling," External link

sltrib Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:43:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "A lot of Australians will find this report deeply unsettling," External link

nola Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:25:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “A lot of Australians will find this report deeply unsettling,” External link

todayonline Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Ironically , this latest step targets citizens from countries not directly associated with terrorist attacks on the United States," "It leaves gaping holes in a purported shield to protect Americans from terrorism. Indeed, this initiative likely will undermine rather than reinforce US security" External link

radioaustralianews Monday, January 30, 2017 6:36:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Ironically , this latest step targets citizens from countries not directly associated with terrorist attacks on the United States," "It leaves gaping holes in a purported shield to protect Americans from terrorism. Indeed, this initiative likely will undermine rather than reinforce US security" External link

abc-au Monday, January 30, 2017 6:36:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Ironically , this latest step targets citizens from countries not directly associated with terrorist attacks on the United States," "It leaves gaping holes in a purported shield to protect Americans from terrorism. Indeed, this initiative likely will undermine rather than reinforce US security" External link

abc-au Monday, January 30, 2017 4:19:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "West Papua is absolutely the red hot issue – the problem is the extraordinary parallel with East Timor from their perspective," External link

smh Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So this essay would be seen as treasonous," External link

smh Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "West Papua is absolutely the red hot issue – the problem is the extraordinary parallel with East Timor from their perspective," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So this essay would be seen as treasonous," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland explained : “A lot of the tech involved has gained advantage from a bit of espionage, we’re pretty confident about that,” External link

dailycaller Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "This is the part of the story that is, arguably, the most embarrassing to ASIO," External link

9news Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:29:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Without question ASIO was penetrated. The extent of that penetration is something that was investigated thoroughly beyond the period covered in this book," External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Hilton Hotel bombing demonstrated the need for ASIO to concentrate much more comprehensively on terrorism domestically," "This was something it had not really focused on that much. ASIO had been largely focused elsewhere — particularly on countering espionage" External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Without question ASIO was penetrated. The extent of that penetration is something that was investigated thoroughly beyond the period covered in this book," External link

radioaustralianews Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Hilton Hotel bombing demonstrated the need for ASIO to concentrate much more comprehensively on terrorism domestically," "This was something it had not really focused on that much. ASIO had been largely focused elsewhere — particularly on countering espionage" External link

radioaustralianews Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Without question ASIO was penetrated. The extent of that penetration is something that was investigated thoroughly beyond the period covered in this book," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:49:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Hilton Hotel bombing demonstrated the need for ASIO to concentrate much more comprehensively on terrorism domestically," "This was something it had not really focused on that much. ASIO had been largely focused elsewhere — particularly on countering espionage" External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:49:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Without question ASIO was penetrated. The extent of that penetration is something that was investigated thoroughly beyond the period covered in this book," External link

radioaustralia Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:45:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "The Hilton Hotel bombing demonstrated the need for ASIO to concentrate much more comprehensively on terrorism domestically," "This was something it had not really focused on that much. ASIO had been largely focused elsewhere — particularly on countering espionage" External link

radioaustralia Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:45:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "They (China) may well calculate now is the time to do it because they won't meet strong resistance," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "They (China) may well calculate now is the time to do it because they won't meet strong resistance," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, September 7, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

startribune Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “If my theory is correct, the message is: ‘We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,’” “They figure that the message is better heard through actions” External link

todayonline Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:27:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:13:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

nzherald Monday, August 15, 2016 5:33:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "If my theory is correct, the message is: 'We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'" "They figure that the message is better heard through actions" External link

ABCnews Monday, August 15, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : “If my theory is correct, the message is: ‘We want you to make more concessions in the south of Thailand,'” “They figure that the message is better heard through actions” External link

therepublic Monday, August 15, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "After such a significant ruling for there to be no mention of it, it is a palpable indicator of the powerlessness of ASEAN," External link

9news Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:02:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland told : "After such a significant ruling for there to be no mention of it, it is a palpable indicator of the powerlessness of ASEAN," External link

9news Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So, I anticipate significant numbers of casualties arising," "They had plenty of time to prepare improvised explosive devices or IEDs, sniper positions and suicide vehicle bombs by the dozen" External link

radioaustralianews Monday, June 20, 2016 2:51:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So, I anticipate significant numbers of casualties arising," "They had plenty of time to prepare improvised explosive devices or IEDs, sniper positions and suicide vehicle bombs by the dozen" External link

radioaustralianews Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:33:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "So, I anticipate significant numbers of casualties arising," "They had plenty of time to prepare improvised explosive devices or IEDs, sniper positions and suicide vehicle bombs by the dozen" External link

abc-au Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:28:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “Carriers have definitely got to be on the list,” External link

irrawaddy Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:43:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : “Carriers have definitely got to be on the list,” External link

thejakartaglobe Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:35:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

trust Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:01:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

thestar-my Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:27:00 PM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

trust Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:54:00 AM EAT

John Blaxland said : "Carriers have definitely got to be on the list," External link

todayonline Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:27:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
director35.00%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
head12.50%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
expert10.00%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
professor30.00%EN08/01/201701/08/2017
expert professor5.00%EN08/01/201701/08/2017
defense specialist7.50%EN08/29/201429/08/2014
Names Lang Count
John BlaxlandEN99.15%
John BlaxlandSA0.85%


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