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Australia lags decades behind in the submarine race

Australia lags decades behind in the submarine race

The recent rise of advanced underwater drones has highlighted Australia's $50 billion gamble on traditional submarines which won't be deployed for decades.

A budget more Keynes than Kissinger — at least on Defence

A budget more Keynes than Kissinger — at least on Defence

Spending $50 billion for around 3000 jobs works out at a bit over $16 million each.

Should Australia procure nuclear submarines?

Should Australia procure nuclear submarines?

The Future Submarine program asks a lot of critical questions about the future of Australia's defence capabilities, writes director of Insight Economics Jon Stanford.

Tips and rumours: share the boats?

Tips and rumours: share the boats?

The Australian Border Force received the last of eight Cape Class patrol boats at the start of this month, on time, and seemingly on budget, with not a whiff of a press release, no minister or PM photo opportunity. Why the silence in a government that reportedly wanted weekly national security announceables up until the […]

Ex-Navy commander: turning boats back forces officers to break laws

Ex-Navy commander: turning boats back forces officers to break laws

Tony Abbott's controversial policy of turning back the boats and returning asylum seekers to Indonesia risks Naval officers breaking the laws of the sea and other international treaties of which Australia is a party to.