The adjustment in Australia’s defence spending to 1.9% to 2% of GDP is reasonable. AAP/Tracey NearmyThe Conversation has asked 20 academics to examine the big ideas facing Australia for the 2016 federal election and beyond. The 20-piece series will examine, among others, the state of democracy, health, education, environment, equality, freedom of speech, federation and economic reform.
Behind the recently released defence white paper is some serious reflection on the current and prospective defence hotspots that might affect Australia and the fluctuating balance of military and economic power in the region. But have we got the assessment right?
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Source: The Conversation