• Australia needs a larger defence force

    Michael Shoebridge     |      April 22, 2022

    Australia’s defence force needs bolstering to handle the rolling natural disasters and humanitarian crises it is called upon to tackle, as well as a deteriorating international scene.

  • Save the ADF for combat duties

    Open Forum     |      February 11, 2022

    The small, if highly trained, Australian Defence Force has enough on its plate without resorting to its personnel to solve every civilian problem caused by commercial greed or political maladministration.

  • A farewell to arms

    Brendan Nicholson     |      April 19, 2021

    The war in Afghanistan has profoundly changed the Australian Army and had a significant impact on the whole defence force.

  • Doing the maths of intensive warfare

    Charles Knight     |      November 19, 2019

    There is good reason to question whether Australian Defence Force procurement decisions prepare Australia’s forces psychologically, materially and organisationally for an intensive war.

  • The ADF must invest in new technology

    Michael Shoebridge     |      April 30, 2019

    The Federal government has invested in new planes, ships and fighting vehicles to strengthen Australia’s armed forces but it should also embrace experimentation and investment in autonomous and semi-autonomous systems for land, air, sea and undersea operations.