Indicators & warnings for a troubled Defence Force – & an unwanted but necessary Christmas gift
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Marcus Hellyer and Michael Shoebridge

In Episode 10, SAA’s Marcus Hellyer and Michael Shoebridge discuss the indicators and warnings about the state of Australia’s military coming out of the decision to not provide a warship to the multinational mission to the Red Sea, and the shortfalls in the Australian Army’s ability to deploy shown by the assistance to the North Queensland floods. The extraordinary growth in staffing and spending in the AUKUS subs project team in Australia that’s already happening provides a further warning of the growing pressures on Australia’s military budget and force.