What Defence wants is what it won’t get without an argument

Supplementary submissions to the  Thom Review of the Defence Trade Control Act are due on Monday and learned readers say universities and research institutions will be busy today updating theirs today, to deal with what the Department of Defence is proposing.

The department suggests amending the act, “to allow the Australian Government to more effectively control access to Defence and Strategic Goods List technology and other technology that may be used to prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia.”

Other technology” huh. No faulting the department for proposing a broad approach.


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