Defence expenditure

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Armed forces procurement
Defence budget
Defence spending
Military spending
NARROWER TERMS
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.
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

Defence projects and the economy

This report examines what the national economy stands to gain from nearly $100 billion of planned investment in new defence capital equipment including submarines, frigates and military vehicles.
Report

Averting crisis: American strategy, military spending and collective defence in the Indo-Pacific

This report argues that America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favourable balance of power is increasingly uncertain. It suggests that a strategy of collective defence is fast becoming necessary as a way of offsetting shortfalls in...
Report

Projecting national power: reconceiving Australian air power strategy for an age of high contest

This paper contends that an influence operations model will enable the Australian Air Force to focus on how to give priority to the strategic effects that it can deliver for government and to creatively reframe its thinking about how best to use the tools available...
Report

The cost of defence: ASPI Defence Budget brief 2019–2020

Little has changed in the defence funding picture since last year. This year’s budget continues to follow the trajectory of solid real annual increases set out in the 2016 Defence White Paper.
Discussion paper

Paying for war: how to afford a future of strategic competition

This Centre of Gravity discussion paper examines military expenses funding, arguing for direct war taxes and conscription or systems of national service.
Policy report

Overcoming ‘boom and bust’? Analyzing national shipbuilding plans in Canada and Australia

This paper analyzes the largest and most expensive procurement projects undertaken by either country, Canada’s $73 billion (estimated) National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), launched in 2010, and Australia’s A$90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan (NSP), launched in 2017. Each project represents an attempt to implement a rational...
Discussion paper

Why Australia needs a radically new defence policy

In this paper, three of Australia’s leading strategists and defence practitioners from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, make the case for bold, new strategic thinking and imagination in Australian defence policy.
Report

Army’s Protected Mobility Vehicle — Light

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.