VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the defence white paper

The release of the defence white paper this week revealed plans to substantially increase Australia’s military spending over the next decade. Despite the significance of the document, tax issues continued to dominate federal politics, particularly in Question Time, where Labor appeared to gain the upper hand.

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the merits of the white paper, the government’s policy vacuum on tax and the bizarre spectacle of Shadow Special Minister of State Gary Gray denouncing his own party’s position on Senate voting reforms.