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PODCAST: Commemorating Australia’s military history, Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Australian War Memorial

Brendan Nelson, Australian War Memorial

Dr Brendan Nelson AO’s role as director of the Australian War Memorial is one of great responsibility, reflecting on the lives lived and lost during Australia’s time at war. It is a role where Dr Nelson reveals he showcases stories in the context of war, which are so often not about war itself but a celebration of the Australian spirit.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Dr Nelson joins host Phil Tarrant to reflect on his time before his current director role, including his tenure as Australia’s ambassador to NATO in Brussels, and share the plans for the development of the Australian War Memorial, with almost $500 million to be invested in the centre in the coming nine years.

Finally, he will discuss the opening of the Afghanistan exhibition and the shift towards greater defence industry involvement in the memorial.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 160: PODCAST: Our role in the evolving region and the challenges for Aussie unis – Fergus ‘Gus’ McLachlan
Episode 159: PODCAST: Regional security and the Pacific Patrol Boat program – Barry Jones, AMC
Episode 158: PODCAST: Exports and the Australian Defence Force – Leon Notelovitz, Santova Logistics
Episode 157: PODCAST: Cyber security and the defence industry – Michelle Price, AustCyber
Episode 156: PODCAST: Replacing Australia’s ARH Tigers and AH-1Z Viper’s expeditionary capabilities – Javier ‘NERF’ Ball and Rowan Tink
Episode 155: PODCAST: Innovation in defence – how Australia stacks up, Nigel Whitehead, BAE Systems
Episode 154: PODCAST: Working locally to deliver world-class capabilities, Graham Evenden and Dion Habner, Thales Australia
Episode 153: PODCAST: Shaping workplace culture and behaviour, Stephen Becsi, Pulse Global
Episode 152: PODCAST: Evolution of cyber security, Matthew Gollings and Patrick Batch
Episode 151: PODCAST: Naval Shipbuilding Institute and what it means for the industry, Ian Irving, NSI

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