Federal Budget 2022: Defence diverts $9.9 billion to cyber 'strike back' capabilities

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated March 29 2022 - 9:17am, first published 8:30am

Australia's spies and digital warriors will receive the biggest individual boost in a khaki-tinged federal budget on Tuesday.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.