Budgeting for Australia's best defence

Reforming Defence's bloated bureaucracy will result in small savings for the Coalition. More significant amounts could only be freed up by foreclosing on military capabilities, at a cost to national security.

Lowy Interpreter

The most important line in the Coalition's defence policy document comes on page four: "The bottom line is that a military forces should always be at least as capable as they were when the Howard government left office."

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