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Defence White Paper 2009

On 2 May 2009 the Prime Minister and the Minister for Defence released the 2009 Defence White Paper.

The 2009 White Paper aimed to build a Defence Force for the Defence of Australia and the security of the immediate region.

To support the aim of the White Paper, the Government directed the most comprehensive and far reaching reforms of our organisation, the Strategic Reform Program.

2009 White Paper [PDF 1.8 MB]

Strategic Reform Program

Media Releases

Defence response to the Mortimer Review

Defence 2009 White Paper Public Discussion Paper - [HTML] [PDF 15.8 MB]

Report of Findings - Looking Over the Horizon - [HTML] [PDF 1.4 MB]