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Deciphering Australia's defense budget

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Title: Deciphering Australia's defense budget
Authors: Thomson, Mark
Issue Date: 23 May 2013
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : East-West Center
Series/Report no.: Asia Pacific bulletin ; no. 215
Abstract: Mark Thomson, Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), explains that “If the symbolic political target of a budget surplus cannot be reached, the remaining constraints on spending are weak. So, counter intuitively, the failure to deliver a surplus has enabled an increase in defense spending.”
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Pages/Duration: 2 p.
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