Tim Costello and Peter Jennings at the National Press Club
Tim Costello chatting before delivering an address at the National Press Club of Australia. He was talking about 'What price the war on terror?'
The Canberra Writers Festival at the National Press Club http://www.canberrawritersfestival.com.au/
Tim Costello gestures to the photographers about where to stand for a photo.
Smiling for the cameras ahead of their address titled 'What price the war on terror?'
The gong signals the start of the televised event at the National Press Club #npc
Sabra Lane introduces Tim Costello and Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings, Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) addresses the NPC
Peter Jennings, "Defence spending in Australia currently amounts to a little over to $95 million a day."
Tim Costello, "The justification on submarines, frigates, strike fighters, guided missiles, the great global arms trade are justified by terror I think is confusion."
Tim Costello said one of the most effective tools for combating terrorism was building community confidence and nurturing young people to have a sense of opportunity and belonging.
Tim Costello is worried about Christopher Pyne's idea to make Australia an arms exporters
Tim Costello said the Syrian war would not have gone on for much more than a year without outside powers providing support in the form of weapons and money.
Tim Costello talking about the cost of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria as Peter Jennings looks on
Tim Costello addresses the National Press Club of Australia on the subject of 'What price the war on terror?'
Tim Costello, "Tony about wasn't far off the mark when talking about those situations, 'There's no goodies, only baddies' in reference to the Syrian conflict.
Tim Costello, "Let's not conflate war and terror, let's actually think about development and security."
Tim Costello looks on as Peter Jennings talks about what is the end goal and what does success look like in the war on terror as asked about by Sabra Lane.
Tim Costello listening to Peter Jennings at the National Press Club
Sabra Lane was moderator the the event with Tim Costello and Peter Jennings, which was part of the Canberra Writers Festival which has the theme of "Power Politics Passion"
Tim Costello talking about the aid cash payment of $30 a month being reduced to $13.50 and how that started the migration of Syrian refugees from the Middle East into Europe.
A sign to welcome Tim Costello and Peter Jennings to the National Press Club of Australia for their address about 'What price the war on terror?"
Tim Costello, "I think these are ethical questions, not just trade questions, I think the defence shields are ethical questions because those dollars will not be going to other areas that I have been talking about."
Peter Jennings listens to Sabra Lane asking a question about why is Australia's spy chief posing for a photo with the President of the Philippines.
Peter Jennings, talking about how It was quite often the case that a minister would be ushered from a meeting to find himself in front of a bank of cameras for a gotcha moment. That was in relation to Nick Warner having his photo taken with the Philippines President in a pose that he was criticised about.
Peter Jennings looks across to Sabra Lane at the National Press Club during the Q&A session
Tim Costello looks out at the audience as Peter Jennings is speaking.
Tim Costello says we are re-tribalising so fast.
Tim Costello talking about how every Australian wants a good story to tell about themselves and about their nation.