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ASPI Publication Launch: The Cost of Defence 2020-2021

Speakers Marcus Hellyer, Peter Jennings and Katherine Ziesing

On Wednesday 12 August ASPI will broadcast the online launch of a special issue of its flagship publication, The Cost of Defence 2020-2021. 

This issue of The Cost of Defence will provide detailed analysis of the government's recent 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the accompanying Force Structure Plan

The Cost of Defence will analyse:

  • the new 10-year funding model
  • where the money is going
  • whether the update properly aligns strategy with resources
  • what new in the Force Structure Plan
  • what's in it for industry

The launch will feature a presentation by the report's author Dr Marcus Hellyer, followed by a panel discussion with ASPI's executive director Peter Jennings and managing editor of the Australian Defence Magazine Katherine Ziesing.

This event will be livestreamed from the ASPICanberra YouTube channel: Click here to watch live at 3:00pm on 12 August. 

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Marcus Hellyer

Marcus is a Senior Analyst focusing on Defence economics and military capability.

Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings is the executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) a position he has held since May 2012.

Katherine Ziesing

Katherine joined the ADM team in 2006 as a staff writer and was appointed editor in Canberra at the beginning of 2008.