DEFENCE 2020 – Is the Australian Defence Force a responsible citizen?

In 2003 an exciting education and public awareness program entitled Defence 2020: Protecting Australia’s People and Place was launched.

This program comprised an educational resource kit that was sent to all secondary schools, an interactive website –, a series of curriculum units in the STUDIES education magazine and a national Youth Challenge program that was rolled out in all states and territories and involving some 300 schools and thousands of students.

In 2004 the Australian Teachers of Media judged Defence 2020 to be the Best Secondary Education Resource.

We are pleased to announce that Ryebuck Media has been commissioned by the Department of Defence to revise and update this innovative program which will involve the development of Stage 2 – Defence 2020 – Is the Australian Defence Force a Responsible Citizen?

The program will be multi-faceted and designed to encourage young Australians to become informed about the role of Australia’s Defence Force and (as the title suggests) to engage in constructive dialogue on a wide range of Defence related issues such as national security and our rights and responsibilities as global citizens.