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Peter Reith joins Joel Fitzgibbon: put nuclear-powered subs back on the table

November 14, 2012 - 08:05 -- Admin

Peter Reith argues the case over at the ABC:It was a mistake not to be prepared to consider every option for the subs. Until last weekend, any signs of another back flip (a la India) have been muted. At last someone within Labor has now recognised the folly of Labor's decision on submarines.

Michael L'Estrange calls for more defence spending, not less

November 14, 2012 - 08:04 -- Admin

A good op-ed from former DFAT boss Michael L'Estrange here:In the future, more rather than less defence spending will be required, partly to fulfil our responsibilities in terms of self-reliant capabilities, partly to meet the increased expectations that the US will have of allies including Australia, and partly to broaden our capacity for enhanced regional d