The Australian Government significantly increases Defence spending, outlining a $330 billion investment for a more capable Australian Defence Force by 2034.


  1. 2024 National Defence Strategy aims to build a focused, integrated defence force.
  2. Integrated Investment Program updated first time since 2020, emphasizing accelerated capability development.
  3. Defence spending to rise, reaching 2.4% of GDP by 2033-34, enhancing strategic capabilities.
  4. Investments include enhanced naval lethality and advanced Army and Air Force capabilities.
  5. Biennial review of the Integrated Investment Program ensures alignment with strategic needs.
Recent Government Releases 17-18 April 2024
Non-Government Articles 17-18 April 2024