Australia’s maritime intentions : to expand or not to expand?
Date of Issue2013
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The October 2013 Australian fleet review illustrates naval trends in the Indo-Pacific and shows that Australia is currently set on a strategic policy of maritime expansion and forward engagement. There are, however, doubts about Canberra’s future defence spending under an Abbott government.
RSIS Commentaries, 216-13
Nanyang Technological University