Western Australia has attracted some negativity surrounding their potential for shipbuilding capability and their aptitude as a key participant in the defence supply chain.
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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 426: PODCAST: WA ready, willing and able to support defence industry opportunities – Paul Papalia CSC MLA, Minister for Defence Industry and Veterans Issues
Episode 425: PODCAST: Unpacking the independent analysis into Navy’s surface combatant fleet
Episode 424: PODCAST: Bringing together Defence, industry, and academia to drive innovation – Dr David Kershaw, DSTG
Episode 423: PODCAST: Unpacking the role and responsibilities of Parliament’s oversight committees
Episode 422: SPOTLIGHT: How cyber security is essential for the delivery of AUKUS Pillar I, with CyberCX’s Alastair MacGibbon
Episode 421: SPOTLIGHT: Securing freedom of manoeuvre in the electromagnetic spectrum, with DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas
Episode 420: SPOTLIGHT: Driving efficiency and security in Australia’s defence industry, with Dassault Systèmes’ Francois Mathieu and Shaun Edsall
Episode 419: SPOTLIGHT: Enhancing the training continuum, with CAE’s Simon Ancona
Episode 418: PODCAST: Shaping the Australian Navy’s future fleet, with Professor Peter Dean, United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney
Episode 417: PODCAST: Balance critical to women succeeding in defence industry – Nathalie Sarlin, Buzzworks, Female Defence Leader of the Year 2023