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Professor John Blaxland says Defence security clearances expected to surge but vetting bottleneck easily 'avoidable'

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
March 27 2022 - 6:30pm

The federal government's central vetting agency is expected to face a major increase in demand for security clearances, as both major parties promise to beef up Australia's defences this election in response to rising geopolitical tensions.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.