Tips and rumours

Jul 17, 2017

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

With friends like these ... Given the sheer amount of taxpayer money being wasted making defence equipment in Australia when we could be saving billions buying the stuff overseas, the government is understandably keen to boost our exports of Australian-made weapons and other military gear. But that immediately creates a problem: when you flog weapons, you're usually flogging them to countries with dodgy human rights records. After all, the world's major developed democracies are all exporters too -- they're not normally going to be interested in buying our stuff.

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