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The Age of Defence

June 24th, 2015

Episode 65 of 83 episodes

Subscribe to the series Podcast series The FifthEstate / History, politics & current affairs With major operations in Iraq and the Middle East, the purchase of new militaryequipment (including ships, vehicles and planes) and the increase in programs to counterviolent extremism, how do we prioritise our defence spending and focus? Is the Government's commitment to increase defence spending to 2% of GDP within a decadewarranted?And what will the defence white paper, due for release in August, likely reveal? Fifth Estate host Sally Warhaft talks to defence expert and adviser to Chief of Airforce, Group Captain Catherine McGregor, about the shape of Australia's defence policy in action.

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