White Papers: Non-delivery of promised investment

Critcism that the intentions and programs in the new "Australia in the Asian Century" economic white paper are mostly unfunded will surely have considerable resonance for those familiar with the failings of all the Defence White Papers since 1976.

Letter to The Australian

Monday, 29 October 2012
(published Tuesday, 30 October 2012)

Given the new Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, perhaps Australians will now understand the recurrent major problems for our long-term national planning caused by all five defence White Papers since 1976 having been largely unfunded too.

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