Reduce Military Spending

Australia’s military spending is skewed by the US-Australian military alliance.  In 2017 the Trump administration has imposed a 2% GDP impost on all its allies including Australia.  We campaign for reduced military spending to reflect Australia’s needs rather than the demands of the global world power namely the United States.  We claim that Australia is an exorbitant spender on military equipment which includes a trillion dollars over the next 10 years.  The big ticket items are 12 submarines, 75 F35s and numerous naval ships and many more items.  We claim that Australia’s military spending is making us poorer not safer.  Consequently we participate fully in the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), this takes place around the middle of April each year to coincide with the release of the SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) annual report on global military spending.  We educate, lobby and protest about Australia’s military spending particularly in mid-April each year but we also comment and work on this the whole year round.