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tony abbott says australia shouldn't depend on trump's backing

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tony abbott says australia shouldn't depend on trump's backing

australia should increase its spending on defence above the current target of two per cent of gdp and take more responsibility for its own security in the era of the trump presidency, former prime minister tony abbott says.in a speech to a conservative us think tank, mr abbott said a “new age” was coming.read more“the [us] legions are going home. american values can be relied upon but american help, less so,” he said."if america spends three per cent plus of the world's biggest gdp on its own forces, and the rest of the western world scarcely two per cent, it's hard to dispute trump's view that most of us have been keeping safe on the cheap.”the comments come as donald trump attends a nato summit with european leaders. mr trump i...