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This publication that brings together information across the full-range of Defence activity in a single, reference source. It is an up-to-date resource that places otherwise difficult to find Defence information at the reader’s fingertips and presents it in a transparent, readable form. Chapters cover:Defence and strategy looking at the constitutional and legislative basis for Defence, the military justice system, Australian strategic policy and Australia's place in the world. Australian Defence Force which covers ADF command arrangements, order of battle, equipment, small arms and light weapons, ordnance, platform activity levels, comparative military strength, Defence facilities, establishments and bases. Department of Defence which looks at the organisation, Defence outcomes and programs and the Strategic Reform Program. People which covers personnel issues such as personnel numbers, ranks, recruiting activity, enlistments, Reserve, separations and salaries. Money provides Defence funding, comparative regional defence spending, comparative Commonwealth spending, top 30 Defence projects and top 30 Defence contractors. Australia and the World considers significant treaties, conventions and agreements, Australian membership of intergovernmental bodies and international organisations, ADF overseas deployments and international engagement. Counter-terrorism covers counter-terrorism arrangements, governance structures for counter-terrorism, national terrorist situation, budget appropriations for agencies, agencies' CT roles, terrorist organisations in Australia and regional terrorist incidents.