Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie says weakness is provocative which is why Australia must always be prepared to defend its values and interests.
“A country that doesn’t acknowledge those who’ve sacrificed, really doesn’t have a sense of self. That’s why Remembrance Day and Anzac Day is so important on our national calendar,” Mr Hastie told Sky News Australia.
“Peace requires sacrifice, but it also requires strength. Weakness is provocative in my view.”