‘Record’ defence investment will create new ACT jobs

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison launching the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the 2020 Force Structure Plan at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Photo: Kym Smith.
A “RECORD” federal government investment into the Australian Defence Force’s capability and infrastructure will, over a decade, create new jobs and investment in the ACT, according to the Morrison Government. 
About $270 billion will be invested with $1.3 billion going towards a refresh and redevelopment of defence facilities in the ACT including HMAS Harman, Russell offices, the Australian Defence College at Weston, the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

The policies, the “2020 Defence Strategic Update” and the “2020 Force Structure Plan”, and the investment announced today will, according to the government, make the Australian Defence Force more capable for the wide range of scenarios Australia will face in the future, more agile to rapid changes, and more potent if a situation should call for it.

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