BMI View: The Australian government plans large increases in defence spending over the next decade, in
order to modernise the ADF - in particular the navy - amid rising threats linked to East and South China
Seas territorial disputes, regional military build-ups, terr ..."
BMI View: We expect Australia's defence budget to continue increasing in absolute terms in the next five
years. This will be driven by Australia's defence policy focused on becoming a key player in regional and
international security, which will require an upgrading o ..."
BMI View: Australia faces little serious security threats that would be defined as 'major'. However, in the
past months the revelation that ISIS has told its insurgents to stay in Australia has lead to a feeling of panic
and worry amongst the populace. This is most li ..."
BMI View: While there are limited major security threats to Australia over the short to medium term, BMI
expects it to continue to play a prominent role in international peacekeeping military campaigns. This
policy is currently being played out in Australia's recent military re ..."
BMI View: The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is now in a transitional period. After ongoing operational
and logistical investment in operations in Afghanistan, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, the ADF is
now focused on re-grouping and optimising its resources to s ..."
BMI View: The election of Tony Abbott's coalition in September 2013 should spell a welcome increase in
defence spending from the perspective of the struggling local defence industry. Abbott has pledged to
increase spending from 1.59% of GDP now to 2% by 2023-24. That ..."
BMI View: The Australian defence industry is currently in a state of flux. Having planned swingeing
defence-spending cuts as part of a cross-government deficit-reduction strategy, the administration of Julia
Gillard made a dramatic U-turn in May 2013, pledging to incr ..."
BMI’s Australia Defence & Security report for Q213 examines the country’s strategic position in the Pacific region and the wider world. It provides an overview of the contemporary geopolitical challenges facing the country, and the issues it may face in the future.
The rep ..."