Policy, Guns and Money: The cost of defence, Australia’s cyber strategy and TikTok in Europe

In this episode, Michael Shoebridge talks to Marcus Hellyer about the key findings of his Cost of defence 2020–21 report. The report usually comes out as a single volume, but this year it’s being released in two parts. Part one discusses the changes brought about by the defence strategic update and the first months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Next, Bart Hogeveen and Tom Uren from ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre rate the Australian government’s cybersecurity strategy out of 10 and consider its broader implications.

ASPI’s Daria Impiombato and Alexandra Pascoe finish the episode with their thoughts on the global rumblings around the wildly popular social media app TikTok.