The dangerous new Defence Industrial Development Strategy – jarringly out of step with our world
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Marcus Hellyer and Michael Shoebridge

Grumpy Strategists Marcus Hellyer & Michael Shoebridge have waded through the Australian Government’s new Defence Industrial Development Strategy’s 114 pages so you don’t have to. The news is bad – the strategy will undermine Australian companies essential to our military power and to operating our military during a time of conflict, while increasing Australia’s dependence on big foreign firms who will struggle to meet their home governments’ needs. An alternative strategy produced by Australian companies with research from SAA is here: “Developing Australia’s Defence Industrial Base: A time for urgency, optimism and action.”