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Australian Defence: Challenges for the New Government

Brabin-Smith, Richard; Dibb, Paul


With the 2013 general election now out of the way, the new government is well placed, if it has sufficient strength of purpose, to address the various issues that are at risk of engulfing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Defence Department. The immediate and dominant issue is that likely levels of defence funding are not enough to sustain today's ADF and simultaneously to fund its modernisation. To resolve this core inconsistency will require dispassionate analysis of Australia's evolving...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Security Challenges
Access Rights: Open Access


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