Age of the Dragon

Labor understands the need for speed in defence

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
Updated May 13 2022 - 5:14am, first published 1:45am
Apaches are superb attack helicopters, but we have more important defence equipment to buy. Picture: Getty Images

The government and opposition are not equal in defence policy, even though Labor is doing its best to say that they are. In fact, Labor is crucially ahead - though you have to listen carefully to know it, because the party is determined not to politicise national-security planning.

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad
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.

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.