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Benefits Seen with More Disclosure of Defense Plans

This review was prepared under contract to the Department of Defence. The authors were Mark Thomson and Leigh Purnell.

In essence, the review was asked a simple question: how much should the government disclose about its plans for equipping Australia's defence force?

The answer, set out in the report, is that there are tangible benefits to increasing the current level of disclosure, and that the risks in doing so are manageable.

Relevant supporting documents can be found here.


The Department of Defence responses to the recommendations in the ASPI report can be found here.



Click here to reach the report’s download page on the ASPI website.


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How Much Is Enough? The Disclosure of Defence Capability Planning Information