Australia ranks 13th for defence spending

September 4, 2008 — 5 Comments

Unlucky for some?

The SMH reports that Australia’s defence budget ranks 13th globally, not a bad effort considering we rank 52nd globally on a population count. Still, 6th globally by area excluding Australian Antartic Territory (which if counted would take us to 3rd). The better figure is GDP, where we come in at 14, so the 13th spot makes sense.

5 responses to Australia ranks 13th for defence spending

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  2. A lot of our hardware is nearing its end-of-life and so that figure is significantly higher than it would normally be as a result of the need to replace it. Being involved in two wars adds a couple of cents here and there too.

  3. BUT, at the end of the day, do we have enough hardware and talent to defend our north and west coasts from a hostile neighbour?

  4. BUT, at the end of the day, do we have enough hardware and talent to defend our north and west coasts from a hostile neighbour?

  5. BUT, at the end of the day, do we have enough hardware and talent to defend our north and west coasts from a hostile neighbour?

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