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Age of the Dragon: Australia simply isn't ready for a major-power conflict

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
Updated July 29 2021 - 9:31am, first published May 27 2021 - 2:00pm
Australia's M1A1 Abrams tanks won't be much use if fighting breaks out in the western Pacific. Picture: Department of Defence

With Australia's strategic risks rising, you might assume that the government is urgently reorienting defence policy, finding ways to bolster national security within a few years.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.