Defence expenditure

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Armed forces procurement
Defence budget
Defence spending
Military spending
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

Scott Morrison’s giant nuclear election ploy

Australia’s decision to join with the United States and the United Kingdom to build Australian long-range nuclear-powered submarines has little to do with the defence of Australia, writes Allan Behm.
Article

What is the AUKUS partnership?

This explainer article looks at the recently formed AUKUS defence partnership and examines what the relationship entails.
Report

Australia's sovereign naval shipbuilding capability: interim report

The Senate Economics References Committee has produced this interim report because it has become increasingly concerned about the status of the Future Submarine Program (FSP) and the Department of Defence's lack of responsiveness, in terms of providing information on the project.
Strategy

Defence, science and technology strategy 2030

This document outlines the Australian government's ambitions and aspirations, and establishes the overall science and technology (S&T) priorities for Defence. This strategy seeks to ensure the national S&T enterprise is nurtured and leveraged to achieve scale in the resources that are applied to research problems.
Strategy

2020 Force structure plan

This 2020 Force structure plan details the Australian government’s intentions for new and adjusted Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability investments to implement the new strategic objectives in the 2020 Defence strategic update.
Strategy

2020 Defence strategic update

This strategic update sets out the challenges in Australia’s strategic environment and their implications for defence planning. It provides a new, strategic policy framework to ensure Australia is able to deploy military power to shape our environment, deter actions against our interests and, when required...
Report

From concentrated vulnerability to distributed lethality — or how to get more maritime bang for the buck with our offshore patrol vessels

This report proposes a way for the Australian government to acquire maritime war-fighting capability quickly and affordably while promoting Australian industry and the continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie incorrect on defence spending

Is Australia's defence spending as a ratio of GDP the lowest it has been since pre-World War II?
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did defence spending under Labor drop to its lowest level since 1938?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claims the previous Labor government let defence spending, measured as a share of GDP, fall to pre-World War II levels.
Discussion paper

Centre for Defence Industry Capability: review discussion paper

This review will offer an opportunity to strengthen the delivery of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), clarify its role and assess its capacity to continue to support small and regional businesses looking to enter the defence market or grow their industry footprint.