24 June 2010
How much is enough? The disclosure of defence capability planning information
By Mark Thomson and Leigh Purnell
This review was prepared under contract to the Department of Defence. The authors were Mark Thomson and Leigh Purnell. In essence, the review was asked a simple question: how much should the government disclose about its plans for equipping Australia's defence force? The answer, set out in the report, is that there are tangible benefits to increasing the current level of disclosure, and that the risks in doing so are manageable.
The Department of Defence responses to the recommendations in the ASPI report can be found here.
Senator Faulkner released the report at Parliament House on 24 June 2010. A transcript of his speech is available here.