The following papers were written by Air Commodore
Ted Bushell over the past few years in an attempt to stimulate
debate on the directions that the Department of Defence and the
Services have taken as a result of the structural changes imposed,
principally, by the Tange Review, the Wrigley Review, and the Defence
Efficiency Review (DER) and Defence Reform Programme (DRP).
The papers have now been reviewed and
make them relevant to the situation as at June of 2006. While some
dwell upon the RAAF's reduced capabilities, many of the points raised
are of long-term interest, intended more to reflect upon how the
current situation arose.
It is hoped that the papers may be of
to those who share concerns for the manner in which the Department of
Defence has developed since 1974, and the current difficulties that
are being encountered in managing defence matters.
- The Tange and Subsequent
Reorganisations - An Overview.
- Some Thoughts on Australia's Defence
- Some Thoughts on Directions in the
Management of Defence.
- Defence Structural Changes and the
- What Happened to the RAAF's Engineer
- The Need for an Engineer Chief in
the RAAF - A Short Paper.
- What Happened to the RAAF's Supply