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New Defence White Paper in 2015

The Government has announced that a new Defence White Paper will be released next year to align defence policy with military strategy and Australian Defence Force structure.

The Government expects the Defence White paper will assist in developing a costed acquisition program, a 10-year Defence Capability Plan and an updated Defence Industry Policy Statement.

The Department of Defence will consult with industry, the public, Australia’s allies and regional partners to develop the white paper.

The White Paper’s development will be supported by the Expert Panel announced previously by the Minister for Defence.