The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) comments on the new Defence White Paper.
A few points.
The term "fifth-generation fighter" is useless. Using that term shows a real lack of air power knowledge.
The noise about GDP, 1938 and so on is nonsense. What is important is that Defence consumes 7-8 percent of the federal budget and it gets wasted on silly things. $1.4B for the C-27 which is not a Caribou replacement and was also not purchased as a competitive tender. Other than their word, where are the documents? Two-F-35 mistake-jets. The coming $1.7B of waste for obsolete jamming gear for 12 of our Super Hornets.
And that is just recent.
ASPI is just starting to see the light, but they have a very long way to go. Unless someone is willing to address the incredibly bad advice Defence Ministers receive, the force structure problem will always be half-baked.