RESPONDING TO AUSTRALIA’S THREAT LANDSCAPE
I am immensely proud that the Morrison government has done more for defence and security than any other government since the end of the Vietnam War, much of that
is due to the PM himself. The last years of the Howard government were meaningful for defence but Labor blew that away before it could be consolidated. The basis of our
national security is our economy and the stability of our society, with success evident in jobs and health, and the budget was effective there. The government and Australians
have been remarkably successful in beating COVID and bringing the economy back, and nothing should have a higher priority.
Despite how well this government is doing, the question that still needs to be addressed is:
Are we doing the right things in national security, and are we doing enough?