Articles by: "Rob Bourke"
Defence projects and the economy

In response to Australia’s increasingly uncertain strategic outlook, there are now calls to boost defence spending well beyond the current target of 2% of GDP in what’s assumed to be a steadily growing economy. Taxpayer …

Planning for industrial sovereignty

As we approach the second anniversary of the release of the government’s 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement, perhaps the document’s single most important initiative has yet to emerge: a plan for sovereign industrial capabilities. Despite …