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What we learnt from the defence debate this week is that both sides of politics are united in their belief that Australia faces significant and enhanced risks in the international environment. As such they both believe that increasing defence spending is an important security benchmark.
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On 28 April, the UWA Defence and Security Institute hosted Ukraine’s newly installed Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Vasyl Myroshnychenko for an In Conversation public event.
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The US Marine Corps (USMC) is ushering in a new, transformative era in its doctrine, capabilities and organisation under the Force Design 2030 Initiative. The changes involved hold important insights for US allies and partners and especially for how the Australian Army and Australian Defence Force (ADF) should think about high end military operations in the Indo-Pacific.
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Solomons MP and former Prime Minister Danny Philip today defended the secrecy around the security pact with China, by claiming its akin to the the secrecy around Pine Gap, the joint US-Australian intelligence base near Alice Springs.
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AUKUS acknowledged the end of US primacy in the Pacific, replaced by strategic competition and a far more complex deterrent alliance for Australia. If AUKUS evokes anything, it is the image of nuclear-powered submarines. They dominated the AUKUS press conference between Scott Morrison, Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, and stole media headlines around the world. It is six months into the AUKUS deal and Wednesday (AEST) will see the first report card being delivered.
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The 2012 Force Posture Review, delivered by the then Gillard government's Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, was clear as to the growing importance of WA and the Indian Ocean region to Australia's defence, proposing that "Defence should develop a plan to communicate better the level of ADF activities and presence in North West Australia, for both deterrence and reassurance purposes."
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In late 2021, the headlines surrounding Australia’s decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines dominated the news. As the first initiative of the new AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom and United States) defence agreement, it has generated significant media and political attention both at home and abroad.
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On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held the second India–Australia virtual summit. At the meeting, the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the India–Australia comprehensive strategic partnership and welcomed the considerable progress made in strengthening political, economic, security, technology, cyber and defence cooperation.
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Australia and the United States need to set up a ‘new combined headquarters for operations’ off the WA coast to beef up deterrence against China, a defence expert says.
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It was a classic Peter Dutton outing. The defence minister used a speech this week to warn that “ominous clouds are forming” in the Indo-Pacific, that China and Russia’s “unholy alliance” should ring alarm bells, and that countries in the region must confront the “mounting threats to regional stability”.