1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005
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This chapter was contributed by the Australian Government Department of Defence (October 2004).
This chapter provides a snapshot of the roles and activities of the Defence organisation - the Australian Defence Force and the Department of Defence. In particular, it focuses on the strategic environment, current operations and capability. The chapter also shows trends in Defence spending, and looks at the composition of the workforce.