Defence expenditure

Alternate Term Label:
Armed forces procurement
Defence budget
Defence spending
Military spending
NARROWER TERMS
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.
Fact sheet

Trends in world military expenditure, 2019

This fact sheet highlights the regional and national military expenditure data for 2019 and trends over the decade 2010–19. The data is from the updated SIPRI Military Expenditure Database, which provides military expenditure data by country for the years 1949–2019.
Briefing paper

Special obfuscations: the strategic uses of Special Operations Forces

The change of focus to strategic competition is an inflection point for America's special operations forces. This paper experts explain how policymakers must give clear policy guidance and make decisions about ongoing conflicts and priorities to use these forces effectively.
Report

Future submarine — competitive evaluation process

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of Defence’s design and implementation of arrangements to select a preferred Strategic Partner for the Future Submarines Program.
Report

Future submarine program — transition to design

This independent performance audit in the Department of Defence considers the current phase of design and construction of 12 new submarines (the ‘Future Submarine’ fleet) the largest Defence procurement in Australia's history.