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Landing craft create paths for shipbuilding

Landing craft create paths for shipbuilding

Finally there is some good news in the defence shipbuilding space. On Thursday 24 November, the Australian Government announced that the West Australian shipbuilder Austal would build the Army’s new medium landing craft designed by NSW shipbuilder, Birdon. That’s good...

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Australia has lost its strategic authority at APEC

Australia has lost its strategic authority at APEC

In a brief media doorstop after arriving in San Francisco, Anthony Albanese used the word “important” 11 times to describe his visit and the necessity of attending APEC. He said seven times that he was “catching up” with various leaders, from presidents Joe Biden and...

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Defence budget gloom sinks in

Defence budget gloom sinks in

“Gentlemen, we have run out of money, now we have to think”, is a quote attributed both to the physicist Ernest Rutherford and to Winston Churchill. The attribution is probably erroneous in both cases, but it’s a sentiment Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles might...

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Breaking cyber’s endless loop

Breaking cyber’s endless loop

New ideas, structural reform are needed - not just more money. The 2023-2030 Australian Government cyber strategy looks likely to be announced soon. It’s unlikely to be backed by substantial new funding. Across the board, in the defence and national security...

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