1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006  
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Contents >> Chapter 4 - Defence >> Introduction


This chapter was contributed by the Australian Government Department of Defence (September 2005).

This chapter provides an overview of the roles and activities of the Defence organisation - the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Department of Defence. In particular, it focuses on the strategic environment, current ADF operations and capability. The chapter also shows trends in Defence spending, and looks at the composition of the workforce.

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