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Mixing Desk JUN2021

PGM: The Cost of Defence

This week, ASPI released the 21st edition of its annual ‘Cost of Defence’ budget brief, which is Australia’s most comprehensive analysis of Defence spending. Michael Shoebridge speaks to the report’s lead author Dr Marcus Hellyer about the biggest areas of spending for Defence and challenges for the Department, as well as the difficult choices the new government faces given supply chain disruptions, inflation and the conflict in Ukraine.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Cost of Defence – 2022-2023 Defence budget brief:…t-brief-2022-2023

Michael Shoebridge:
Dr Marcus Hellyer: