Western Australia has attracted some negativity surrounding their potential for shipbuilding capability and their aptitude as a key participant in the defence supply chain.
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by senator Linda Reynolds CSC to discuss this criticism and WA’s relationship with South Australia. She will unpack how her history in defence has aided in achieving progress within the Senate and share her thoughts on WA’s potential and shaping the local SME sector.
Seeing the benefits of a strong defence industry to the WA economy, Reynolds will also discuss the ongoing potential of WA’s involvement in the space sector, and share her thoughts on the new inquiry being conducted to examine the transition out of the ADF.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 211: PODCAST: Supporting Australia’s veterans and service personnel - Jason Scanes, Forsaken Fighters
Episode 210: PODCAST: Bolstering domestic capabilities in the wake of coronavirus – Robert Nioa, NIOA
Episode 209: PODCAST: Providing an agile workforce to the defence industry – Drew Horsell, Horsell, and Jon Westerland, KBR
Episode 208: INSIGHT: COVID-19 implications on national sovereignty - the Hon. David Fawcett
Episode 207: PODCAST: Collaboration between scientists, industry and government – Tanya Monro, Defence Science and Technology
Episode 206: PODCAST: Celebrating two decades of homegrown Australian ingenuity - Jim Whalley and Steve Robinson, Nova Systems
Episode 205: PODCAST: Teaming up to support the COVID-19 frontline – Ben Barona, Defence Science and Technology, and Craig Maynard, Axiom Precision Manufacturing
Episode 204: PODCAST: Building the nation’s intellectual edge – MAJGEN Mick Ryan AM, Australian Defence College
Episode 203: PODCAST: Digitally adapting the Australian War Memorial - Matthew Anderson, Australian War Memorial
Episode 202: INSIGHT: Cyber and information warfare – MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM, Department of Defence