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Reader riposte: the cost of Op Resolute

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This post is part of the The PNG Solution debate thread. To read other posts in this debate, click here.

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31 July 2013 14:33


This post is part of the The PNG Solution debate thread. To read other posts in this debate, click here.

On our Facebook page, Sam Oldfield responds to James Brown's piece calculating the cost of Defence's asylum seeker operations, known as Op Resolute. Sam Oldfield begins by quoting James Brown:

'You could argue that Defence assets would be conducting border protection tasking anyway'. I think this should be argued, I think this is why the ADF doesn't like to cost operations in a vacuum, this is money that would be largely spent anyway so the question that needs to be asked is: 'Would the benefits of what the Navy is NOT doing outweigh the benefits of Operation Resolute?'

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