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Reader riposte: Defence goodies


Sam Roggeveen


22 April 2010 09:39

John Hannoush writes:

As usual a great piece by Graeme Dobell. One thing struck me that might need a bit of exegesis. By his characterisation of the 'threat' from Minister, Secretary, and Finance implicitly, Graeme seems to be saying the 'goodies' of Force 2030 only have utility for the armed services, so the only consequence of Defence not making its efficiencies is that they are deprived of some pleasurable gear. Isn't the consequence that Australia would not be as well defended as the government intended? 

I am all for public choice theory but Graeme's interpretation seems a bit extreme even to me!