We regularly hear piecemeal announcements on Australian
defence procurement and the planned location of facilities. These look to be
more politically driven than as part of a coherent strategy.
Both sides of politics have badly let the community down on
Defence. Our military structure, posture and equipment are more suited to the last
century than today. Our procurement record is littered with poor choices based
on political bias and defence department overreach. We have wasted enormous
amounts of money on the procurement of ineffective equipment and cancelled
A Royal Commission is required to sort out the mess!