Middle power status a $30bn question: defence strategist

Doug Dingwall
Updated June 27 2019 - 6:34pm, first published June 26 2019 - 2:17pm

Australia will need to add $30 billion to its military spend if it's to defend itself without help against a potential future attack by a major regional power, strategist and academic Hugh White says.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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