Dr Mark Thomson from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) released his 2015-16 budget brief on May 28.

Titled ‘The Cost of Defence’ and subtitled ‘Eighty-seven million, nine hundred and eighteen thousand, four hundred and fifty-four dollars and seventy-nine cents per day’, the reports is ASPI’s fourteenth annual budget brief and as usual is a comprehensive and exhaustive analysis of the figures.

Other topics tackled in the report include such items as the budget’s strategic, political and economic context and Defence funding and reform.

Australian Defence Magazine is also mentioned in the chapter on Defence Industry, with Dr Thomson referring readers to ADM’s Top 40 Defence Contractors listing in the December 2015/January 2015 issue.

The report can be read at:


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