How much is the strategic defence plan really going to cost?

By Letters to the Editor
April 19 2024 - 5:30am

The proposed increase of the defence budget from 2 per cent to 2.4 per cent [of GDP], which Defence Minister Richard Marles explains is needed because "the strategic environment has deteriorated over the last 12 months" (the China threat), costs us more than you might think.

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