Australian Defence Strategy Update

By Australian Department of Defence

The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison, and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, launched the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the 2020 Force Structure Plan at the Australian Defence Force Academy on 1 July 2020.

The Defence Strategic Update sets out the Government’s new defence strategy, which has three core objectives: to shape Australia’s strategic environment; deter actions against Australia’s interests; and respond with credible military force, when required.

The Force Structure Plan sets out current and future Defence capability investments to ensure Australia can continue to deliver a potent, agile, affordable, and sustainable Defence Force in line with the Government’s strategy.