Labor announces $50bn boost to defence spending as it flags non-citizens may serve in ADF

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Albanese government says overhaul will ensure military can project power further from Australian shores

Australia is pouring an extra $50bn into defence spending over the next 10 years, as part of an overhaul that the federal government says will ensure the military can project power further from its shores.

The defence minister, Richard Marles, has also flagged plans to recruit non-citizens to serve in the Australian defence force to address workforce shortages.

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