The recent Russian-Ukrainian conflict has profound implications for the global security order, including Australia’s own national security. The deteriorating situation has become a wake-up call for an urgent update of our national security settings, resourcing decisions and our procurement processes.

Concerning developments in our own region adds further ballast to the need to act strategically and swiftly.

This Ai Group Defence Industry Policy pre-election statement considers these growing and unpredictable threats and what the national response should be. It discusses the delivery of a new national security strategy matched with measures to lift value for money and an updated investment program for Australian Defence Force capabilities.

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