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Defence science and innovation: An affordable strategic advantage

By Martin Callinan and Alan Gray

Australia’s neighbours in the Asia–Pacific are building high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics research capacities and infrastructure. As a consequence, Australia’s technological advantage in the defence domain is eroding. To recover that advantage, our policy should be to make the most of the knowledge, capability and capacity in Australia’s civilian science and innovation sector. 

This special report analyses current and prospective Australian science, industry and defence science and innovation policy.