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Deciphering Australia's defense budget

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Title:Deciphering Australia's defense budget
Authors:Thomson, Mark
Date Issued:23 May 2013
Publisher:Washington, D.C. : East-West Center
Series: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.
Appears in Collections: Asia Pacific Bulletin

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