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Australia PM Scott Morrison to announce defence spend up in response to China tensions

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated June 30 2020 - 9:39pm, first published 12:30pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will make the announcement on Wednesday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Australia is set to dramatically beef up its military power in the Indo-Pacific region, spending $270 billion over the next decade on weapons and infrastructure, including billions of dollars on long-range strike missiles.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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