Speeches | 30 April 2008

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy:The new defence white paper - Professor Hugh White presentation

On 30 April at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Professor Hugh White examined why Australia needs a new defence white paper, outlined the proper aims of such a project and identified the pitfalls that need to be avoided. He drew upon his experience in managing the development and drafting of the 2000 white paper to argue against any process which does not align strategic objectives, military capability plans and projected budgetary realities. Professor White's lecture was based on his new Lowy Institute Perspective, 'The new defence white paper: why we need it and what it needs to do'.Hugh White

  • Hugh White

On 30 April at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Professor Hugh White examined why Australia needs a new defence white paper, outlined the proper aims of such a project and identified the pitfalls that need to be avoided. He drew upon his experience in managing the development and drafting of the 2000 white paper to argue against any process which does not align strategic objectives, military capability plans and projected budgetary realities. Professor White's lecture was based on his new Lowy Institute Perspective, 'The new defence white paper: why we need it and what it needs to do'.Hugh White

  • Hugh White