China’s economy is unravelling at a pace previously thought unimaginable. Where does that leave Australia?


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Nothing quite focuses the mind like a military build-up on your back door. A little over a week ago, the Australian government announced an $11 billion investment in new ships as part of a plan to double the size of our navy, a move directly linked to the vast increase in China's military power in recent years. After years of defence white papers, the AUKUS agreement and growing regional tensions centred around Taiwan, the sudden urge to rebuild our defences comes as no real surprise. But the irony is that the country openly perceived as our biggest military threat and...