The John Hyde Archives

Historic archive of articles and newspaper columns written by former Australian politician John Hyde.

Defence

Star Wars

Defence  Politics 

  • Ronald Reagan did not have the right to trade away the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI). It is immoral to give away the ability to stop a nuclear attack in flight.
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The Wrigley Report

Budget  Defence 

  • The Wrigley Report questions the way that Australia spends on its defence forces. It raises questions that no one has the answers to.
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Appeasement Does Not Work

Defence 

  • War should not be avoided at all costs, had Hitler been stopped early, we might have avoided a world war.
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Defence

Fiscal Policy  Defence 

  • Defence is an area where government activity cannot be privatised. Defence can be made more efficient by privatising some support services.
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