Reintroducing national service raises significant challenges, reflecting historical lessons and practical concerns in training, equipping, and political feasibility.


  1. Training conscripts would strain the ADF without enhancing capabilities.
  2. Equipping many reservists with modern equipment is economically unviable.
  3. Conscription faced political opposition and had limited military value.
  4. Conscription doesn’t match Australia's strategic needs.
  5. Alternative proposals exist but face challenges.