Age of the Dragon

Some things can't wait for a defence review: Richard Marles and Angus Houston must act now

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
Updated August 6 2022 - 1:55am, first published August 5 2022 - 2:00am
Australian Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment exit a No 37 Squadron C-130J Hercules after arriving at RAAF Base Scherger in 2017. Picture: Department of Defence

Seven months is too long to wait. Defence Minister Richard Marles needs to get moving now on critical improvements to national defence - not in March, when his newly established review will report.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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