Age of the Dragon

Plenty of defence talk from Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison, but not enough action

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
January 7 2022 - 12:30am
Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton need to start spending their defence budget on defence, not jobs. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Australia is still acting as though it were in deep peace. It needs to throw the lever to anxious peace.

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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.

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