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Public Submissions

The 2016 Defence White Paper provided an opportunity for the Australian public to have their say on Defence matters.

A selection of submissions is available below.


The Department of Defence reserves the right not to publish submissions that do not meet editorial guidelines or which it deems inappropriate.

The Commonwealth as represented by the Department of Defence does not necessarily agree with views expressed by authors of these submissions, and the publication of the submissions on this website does not imply that the Commonwealth endorses their content.

The Commonwealth accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, any views or materials contained in these submissions or the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any submissions on this website.

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