white paper

Defence White Paper fails to deal with the strategic risks we face in the Asian century

Like so many defence plans before it, the latest one leaves us drifting without a coherent response to China’s bid for regional leadership.

Playing by the global rules

Australia's 2016 Defence white paper uses the term "rules-based global order" 56 times, compared with just nine instances in its 2013 predecessor.

The end of 2 per cent: Australia gets serious about its defence budget

Compared to Tony Abbott, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his defence minister, Marise Payne, see themselves as having a different emphasis in the way they view security challenges, how Australia should fund its defence, and different philosophies for how to protect the nation’s interests in our region.

Defence white paper: how many billions is enough to keep Australia safe?

The world is not completely Hobbesian, but there are enough points of concern for this defence white paper to be considered well argued

Principle of self-reliance more important now than it has ever been

Relying on our allies to keep us safe is unwise, so Marise Payne's white paper needs to set out a plan to bolster our own defences.

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