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Author Purnell, Leigh

Title How much information is enough? : the disclosure of defence capability planning information / Mr Leigh Purnell, Dr Mark Thomson
Published Barton, A.C.T. : Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 2010
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Description xvi, 76 pages : color illustrations (digital, PDF file)
Summary Apart from military operations, no area of Australian defence activity attracts more attention than the procurement of capability for the defence force. There are good reasons for this. Aside from the billions of taxpayer dollars involved, defence industry is a major enterprise employing around 30,000 Australians. More importantly, Australia's ability to defend itself depends on the timely and affordable delivery of arms and munitions. With so much at stake, it is not surprising that the government's plans for acquiring capability are of considerable interest to both the public and industry. In essence, the review was asked a simple question: how much should the government disclose about its plans for equipping Australia's defence force? Our answer, set out in this report, is that there are tangible benefits to increasing the current level of disclosure, and that the risks in doing so are manageable
Notes December 2009
Title from PDF title screen (viewed July 21, 2010)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Prepared by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute under contract to the Australian Department of Defence
Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Subject Australia. Department of Defence -- Procurement -- Planning.
Australia. Department of Defence -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
Disclosure of information -- Australia.
National security -- Australia.
Transparency in government -- Australia.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author Thomson, Mark.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute.