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Comment on release of national security strategy

"The Prime Minister's national security situation. It addresses the ongoing requirement to secure the safety of all Australians. This is the fundamental role for government in a world which continues to fa Chief Executive, Innes Willox said.

"Th e Government has made progress since 9/11 in tackling these challenges, but ongoing attention is required by all relevant agencies, including the Australian Defence Force Australia's defence industry, to meet ongoing and new security challenges.

"The Ai Group Defence Council notes the P acknowledging its increasingly important regional role. The Government cut $5.4 billion from Defence in the last Budget, reducing defence spending to its lowest level of G impact on many defence companies

"The Prime Minister's desire for deeper military training engagement with China and Indonesia, along with a renewed emphasis on regional humanitarian equipped and trained. Any suggestion of future budget cuts would be counterproductive and unnecessarily damaging to the ADF. critical to the ADF's ability to operate effective

"The Ai Group Defence Council is contributing constructi is keenly awaiting its release which will set local indust ry involvement in our defenc

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Comment on release of national security strategy

national security strategy provides a timely update on Australia's national situation. It addresses the ongoing requirement to secure the safety of all Australians. This is the fundamental role for government in a world which continues to fa ce terrorist and cyber threats,"

e Government has made progress since 9/11 in tackling these challenges, but ongoing attention is required by all relevant agencies, including the Australian Defence Force (ADF) defence industry, to meet ongoing and new security challenges.

Ai Group Defence Council notes the P rime Minister's commitment to properly acknowledging its increasingly important regional role. The Government cut $5.4 billion from Defence in the last Budget, reducing defence spending to its lowest level of G DP since 1939. This has had a severe companies - global and local ‐ who operate in Australia

desire for deeper military training engagement with China and Indonesia, along with a renewed emphasis on regional humanitarian assistance, will require that the ADF be better equipped and trained. Any suggestion of future budget cuts would be counterproductive and damaging to the ADF. Defence industry is the fourth arm of our national security effort,

ADF's ability to operate effective ly.

Defence Council is contributing constructi vely to the development of the is keenly awaiting its release which will set the direction and level of the G overnment's commitment to ry involvement in our defenc e capability for years to come," Mr Willox said

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23 January 2013

Comment on release of national security strategy

a timely update on Australia's national security

situation. It addresses the ongoing requirement to secure the safety of all Australians. This is the ce terrorist and cyber threats," Ai Group

e Government has made progress since 9/11 in tackling these challenges, but ongoing attention is (ADF) , in partnership with

properly fund the ADF, whilst

acknowledging its increasingly important regional role. The Government cut $5.4 billion from Defence in DP since 1939. This has had a severe who operate in Australia .

desire for deeper military training engagement with China and Indonesia, along assistance, will require that the ADF be better

equipped and trained. Any suggestion of future budget cuts would be counterproductive and Defence industry is the fourth arm of our national security effort,

vely to the development of the White Paper and overnment's commitment to Mr Willox said