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What should Australia's defence and security priorities be?

November 2001 - What should Australia's defence and security priorities be?In the wake of a number of recent events: East Timorese independence; the September 11 attacks and subsequent bombing of Afghanistan; and the increased attention to the problem of global claims for refugee status, we wonder what Australia needs to do to protect the peace and safety we cherish. Must we rely on the strength of our armed forces, or is there a way to relieve them of some of the burden? If there is no alternative, how much is enough?

How Australia can build a secure region: grow relationships with our neighbours
by Rhonda Chapman - 15/11/2001
Tinker with defence policy and risk attack
by Paul Dibb - 15/11/2001
National defence - an infrastructure issue
by Michael O'Connor - 15/11/2001
Australia's defence and security needs a holistic approach for the 21st Century
by Graeme Cheeseman - 15/11/2001

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