Canadian Defence Policy Review

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Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

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  • Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s office) 0429 531 143
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9 June 2017

I welcome the release of Canada’s Defence Policy Review, which will result in an increase in the size of the Canadian Armed Forces and affirms Canada’s commitment to its allies and partners.

Australia and Canada cooperate closely as members of the Five-Eyes intelligence community and we share a longstanding and broad bilateral defence relationship underpinned by our shared values and similar security outlook.

I look forward to working with Canada's Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan to strengthen our military relationship as the Canadian Armed Forces implements the initiatives contained in the Defence Policy Review and significantly invests in its future force.

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