The 2011‑12 Budget invests in new defence capabilities and supports Australia's continued international contribution to global and regional security.
Capability building to support future force structure
The Government is continuing to upgrade Australian Defence Force (ADF) capabilities to ensure Australia remains well‑equipped to meet our military commitments. This includes:
International security efforts
The 2011‑12 Budget is providing $1.5 billion to support our troops in their stabilisation and capacity building efforts overseas. This includes:
The Government is also continuing to commit Australian Federal Police in capacity building roles as part of the United Nations Mission in Sudan.
This Budget is also establishing an Australian Civilian Corps Rapid
Deployment Fund with funding of $32 million to support the quick deployment of civilian specialists as part of Australian responses to post conflict and post disaster efforts.
Ongoing Defence reform
As part of ongoing reforms, $1.2 billion in new Defence efficiencies have been found. These savings will add to those already identified under the existing Defence Strategic Reform Program.
The Defence capital budget will also be reprogrammed to match funding with the development of capability projects. These decisions will not adversely affect the future force structure set out in the 2009 Defence White Paper.
Total national security expenditure 2001‑02 to 2014‑15