Submission to the Defence Strategic Review

October 28, 2022

On Friday 28 October 2022, AP4D made a submission to the Defence Strategic Review, independently led by former Minister for Defence, Professor the Hon Stephen Smith and former Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d).

The key points of AP4D’s submission are that:

  • Defence planning should link with other arms of statecraft, ideally as part of an integrated framework
  • Defence should advocate for resourcing and respecting all the tools of statecraft
  • Defence should take a wide view of international challenges‍

The Review and its recommendations will be delivered to Government in early 2023.

Read AP4D’s full submission below.