‘The Case for Fixed Australian Defence White Paper Cycles’

A new article on the Australian Strategic Policy Institute website by Mike Kalms and Adam Lockyer argues that Australian defence white papers (DWPs), while beneficial, are also disruptive and can cause anxiety within the defence community. The authors suggest that a fixed 8-year cycle would ‘remove the uncertainty in industry and Defence about when they’ll be announced, improve the efficiency of the white paper process, and remove the temptation of the political class to prepare them more frequently than might strictly be necessary’:

The case for fixed Australian defence white paper cycles