On this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, Andrew Hastie MP joins hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper to break down the unique dynamics of the relationship between Australia and China.
The federal member for Canning and chair of the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security dissects China’s rising influence in the Pacific, the security challenges China poses to Australia’s national sovereignty, and how Australia can navigate this complex relationship to improve its national security.
Hastie shares his career trajectory to becoming a member of Parliament, why it’s critical to approach negotiations from a position of strength, and how history should inform one’s strategic insight.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 258: INSIGHT: A blueprint for national resilience — Senator James Paterson
Episode 257: PODCAST: Strengthening the defence ecosystem — Scott Carpendale, VP and MD of Boeing Defence Australia
Episode 256: INSIGHT: The future of air power with Northrop Grumman chief executive Chris Deeble and leading defence science expert Dr Jackie Craig
Episode 255: INSIGHT: Building a future-ready workforce — SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni
Episode 254: INSIGHT: Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on foreign affairs, defence and trade – Senator David Fawcett
Episode 253: PODCAST: Discussing the past and future of RAAF after its centenary
Episode 252: INSIGHT: Examining the relationship between Defence and civil society — Major Cate Carter from the Australian Defence College
Episode 251: INSIGHT: Proposing an alternative plan for Defence — Meryl Swanson, shadow assistant minister for defence
Episode 250: INSIGHT: Celebrating female participation in the Navy — Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering
Episode 249: INSIGHT: Journeying through Australia’s military history — Dr Will Davies, author and historian