Armed Forces--Procurement

Report

11 Sep 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness and value for money of Defence’s acquisition of light protected vehicles, under Defence project Land 121 Phase 4.

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29 Aug 2018

This publication illustrates how politics, technology, budgeting and the fallibility of human decision-making all intersect to make the defence capability development and acquisition business one of the most demanding of all public sector tasks.

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6 Jul 2018

This document provides the findings of a review by Sir Brian Roche KNZM to assess Defence's ability to deliver capability investments effectively.

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19 Feb 2018

This audit assessed whether Defence achieves value for money in the procurement of fuels.

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23 Jan 2018

The objective of this report is to provide the Auditor‐General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected Major Projects carried out by the Department of Defence.

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6 Dec 2017

Casts a critical but constructive eye over a defence procurement saga that cost the Australia hundreds of millions of dollars, but ultimately equipped the Navy with ships that have since served around the world.

Journal article

5 Dec 2017

This article argues that the adoption of neo-liberalist ideology and the assumptions of this ideology were the driving force behind the increased use of contractors by Australia’s Department of Defence.

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5 Oct 2017

This paper argues that plans for a Sovereign Defence Industry must not be a catch-all list of defence industry we want to maintain for a variety of legitimate reasons, but should comprise that industry support required in country for defending Australia in the most challenging...

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16 Aug 2017

This paper assesses the effectiveness of the Australian Parliament and its supporting agencies in conducting oversight of major defence procurements in comparison with other nations, using the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) procurement as a case study.

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13 Apr 2017

This analysis of warship service life options comes at a time when Australia is planning to embark upon a substantial naval shipbuilding venture. It looks at the implications of warship service life for the overall cost-of-ownership and the operation of the Royal Australian Navy as...

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13 Dec 2016

The Defence White Paper brought down earlier this year (DWP 2016), the seventh of its kind, appeared shortly before the 40th anniversary of the first, which was tabled in parliament by the Defence Minister, James (later Sir James) Killen, in November 1976.

For a...

Working paper

30 Sep 2016

The fifth Chief of Air Force Occasional Paper examines the key issues associated with contemporary armed unmanned aircraft. Such aircraft are programmed for acquisition in the 2016 Defence White Paper. The paper was written both to inform the debate on the utility of such capabilities...

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14 Sep 2016

Overview

This paper examines the delivery of air warfare destroyers (AWDs) and the combat system to date, and explores what upgrades might be possible in the stated period.

Australia is about to spend a lot of money completing the current three AWDs,...

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29 Aug 2016

Introduction

The Australian Government intends to acquire land-based strike capabilities in the 2020s. While these sorts of capabilities are not new to many of the armies of the world, they signify a distinct shift in the character of the Australian Army, which has...

Statistics

26 Apr 2016

Overview

Australians have strong views on where Australia’s next submarines should be built, with the latest Lowy Institute polling finding that 70% of Australian adults want the submarines ‘built mainly in Australia, even if this will cost us more’.

Only 26% say...

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16 Feb 2016

Overview

The building of Australia’s fleet of future submarines is likely to be the largest defence program in this country’s history. It will cost tens of billions of dollars and will run for decades. So it’s little wonder that it’s a recurring topic...

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17 Nov 2015

Overview

This paper surveys the capabilities of the Australian Army and is an update of the ADF capability review: Australian Army from 2008 and the Army capability review 2010 .

The main focus of the Australian Army over the past 15 years...

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12 Nov 2015

Overview

This paper surveys the capability of the Royal Australian Navy and is an update of a previously published ADF capability review: Royal Australian Navy from 2008 and the Navy Capability Review 2010 .

Navy has made great strides in the past...

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11 Nov 2015

Introduction

The Army Research and Development (R&D) Plan is the foundation for collection and development of decision support information that underpins Army’s modernisation. The R&D Plan has an enduring relevance to the Army’s modernisation processes. The plan streamlines the Army’s research activities while...

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3 Nov 2015

Overview

This paper reviews the capability of the RAAF, and concludes that the service has been remarkably successful in winning government support for its acquisitions. More importantly, the money has turned into real capability. There are a couple of areas where more work...

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