Commentary | 23 August 2006

Australian defence capability planning: the facts from the Chief

The Australian Defence Force is currently undertaking operations in nine locations across the globe, with over 3,000 men and women committed. This is a level of activity without recent precedent. The Australian Government recently committed to a Defence budget increase equivalent to 3% in real terms. Some of this will fund the acquisition and ongoing sustainment of the ADF's commitment to capability development expressed in The Defence Capability Plan 2006-2016. The Chief of the ADF's Capability Development Group, Lieutenant General David Hurley AO DSC, spoke to the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy audience on 23rd August 2006. In a wide-ranging presentation, General Hurley offered an insider's unique perspective from his senior position within the ADF on a number of important and topical issues.David Hurley

  • David Hurley

The Australian Defence Force is currently undertaking operations in nine locations across the globe, with over 3,000 men and women committed. This is a level of activity without recent precedent. The Australian Government recently committed to a Defence budget increase equivalent to 3% in real terms. Some of this will fund the acquisition and ongoing sustainment of the ADF's commitment to capability development expressed in The Defence Capability Plan 2006-2016. The Chief of the ADF's Capability Development Group, Lieutenant General David Hurley AO DSC, spoke to the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy audience on 23rd August 2006. In a wide-ranging presentation, General Hurley offered an insider's unique perspective from his senior position within the ADF on a number of important and topical issues.David Hurley

  • David Hurley