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There is no deterrence without a manufacturing base

There is no deterrence without a manufacturing base

Deterrence has been this Government’s mantra from the early stages of its time in office. Initially promoted under the guise of “impactful projection”, the position was reinforced in the Defence Strategic Review (DSR) with the stated, repeated, need to ‘focus on...

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Richard Marles: stop digging, start leading

Richard Marles: stop digging, start leading

Richard Marles and Pat Conroy, our Defence and Defence Industry ministers, are living the lonely nightmare of seeing their careers sputter from a succession of policy and implementation failures. They are hardly alone. Marles is the 10th defence minister since the...

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Questions on Defence’s mid-year budget update

Questions on Defence’s mid-year budget update

The Defence 2023-24 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) were published on Thursday 8 February. The PAES outlines changes to the Defence budget since the Portfolio Budget Statements were released in May 2023. In essences, it is the most current information...

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Will Trump sink AUKUS if he wins?

Will Trump sink AUKUS if he wins?

A second Trump presidency is not a certainty, but a forward-thinking Australian government would start planning for that possibility. Much more is at stake than bonhomie about alliance relations. If Trump trashes the AUKUS partnership on the false grounds that it...

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