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Mobilisation v activation: Planning for a whole-of-nation strategy to defend the nation
August 24 2023
The government’s Defence Strategic Review highlighted the need for a “whole-of-government” approach to national defence, but in reco...
Defence industry in ‘holding pattern’ on security clearance backlog
Questions have been raised about the speed and progress of mandatory security clearances being approved for sensitive defence contracts in Australia.
August 24 2023
Exercise Malabar comes to a close
Supported by 2,000 personnel from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, the 27th iteration of Exercise Malabar came to a close this week – marking the first...
August 23 2023
Strip bullying organisations of funding, says diversity review
A landmark government review into the lack of diversity in STEM has recommended stripping organisations of research funding if bullying and harassment aren’t tackled.
August 17 2023
Defence promotes STEM careers during National Science Week
With nearly half of ADF roles requiring STEM knowledge, Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro discussed opportunities for Australia’s future STEM and Defence...
August 17 2023
Competitiveness in employment market a priority, says LTGEN Fox
Improved face-to-face engagement will help make the Australian Defence Force a more attractive employment option to achieve the targeted additional 4,000 personnel, according...
August 11 2023
Hastie speech signals Opposition emphasis on national resilience
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the dual concepts of national resilience and self-reliance have gained increased attention from our national policymakers, with the era of great...
August 11 2023
Developing agile training programs for emerging technologies in Defence
The rapid proliferation and democratisation of game-changing technology from uncrewed systems to artificial intelligence-enabled weapons or sensor platforms necessitate an...
August 11 2023
‘We have no time to waste’: Keogh details Labor’s ADF recruitment and retention platform
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Matt Keogh sat down with Defence Connect to detail the Albanese government’s plan to enhance recruitment and...
August 10 2023
Opinion: Poaching a skilled workforce from our allies is a zero-sum game
While a seemingly well-intentioned solution to the workforce challenges facing Australian defence industry, encouraging skilled migration will not help Australia overcome the...
August 03 2023
Australian universities hold the keys to AUKUS Pillar I, II
Australian universities are building the foundation of the next generation of defence industry personnel for AUKUS Pillar I and Pillar II agreements.
August 03 2023
Reputation and building from the ground up – building an engaged, customer-focused workforce
Focusing on the customer is pivotal in any industry that requires outcomes and the defence industry is no different, and with the stakes so high, getting the workforce right...
August 03 2023
Opinion: Many hands make light work and the whole-of-nation opportunities of defence industry
Delivering AUKUS and a competitive defence industrial base ultimately depends on the skills, competency, and vibrance of Australia’s skilled workforce which is why it...
August 03 2023
Tackling the Defence and defence industry workforce challenges: DSR
Just how is the Commonwealth ameliorating Defence and defence industry’s workforce shortages?
August 03 2023
Babcock investing heavily in its STEM workforce to meet defence and security challenges
Science and technology are at the heart of Australia’s defence capability, with engineers critical to how the nation will meet growing defence and security challenges....
July 28 2023
A career at Northrop Grumman Australia. What’s Your Possible?
There’s been a tangible shift in Northrop Grumman in Australia, as a business and as a place to work – and, with it, a renewed sense of purpose and opportunity.
July 27 2023
Reserve employers recognised at Employer Support Awards
The defence industry has gathered to recognise supportive civilian employers during the ACT and South-East NSW Employer Support Awards earlier this month.
July 18 2023
Commonwealth establishes nuclear submarine Early Careers Program
The Commonwealth, together with ASC, will help develop tomorrow’s workforce with the new Early Careers Program, providing up-and-coming professionals with the skills...
July 10 2023
Australian Submarine Agency officially established
The federal government has officially launched the Australian Submarine Agency as the country moves towards conventionally-armed nuclear-powered submarines.
July 03 2023
Prince of Wales Awards open for reserves and employers
Applications are now open for the 2024 Prince of Wales Awards to recognise outstanding contributions made by reservists and civilian employers to Defence capability.
June 19 2023