China threat cited in 'ambitious reshaping' of Australia's defence forces in Defence Strategic Review

Karen Barlow
Updated April 25 2023 - 6:32am, first published April 24 2023 - 12:00pm
Defence Minister Richard Marles. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Defence Minister Richard Marles. Picture by Elesa Kurtz

Australians are being told the rise of the "missile age" and the threat from China to the global rules based order in the Indo-Pacific is behind a radical "whole of nation" repositioning and speed up of the nation's defence forces.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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