In this episode of the Defence Connect Insight Podcast, shadow minister for defence industry and WA resources Matt Keogh discusses the opposition’s response to the government’s $270 billion defence investment over the next decade.
Keogh joins hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper to discuss feedback from Australia’s defence industry as they pivot to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and the local push to develop a truly sovereign defence industry capability.
Building on this, Keogh will expand on the growing need for government to support the development of strategic resource assets, learning the lessons from allies. Finally, he discusses the growing promise of Western Australia, not only as a defence industry hub, but as a “Five Eyes defence services hub” for the Indo-Pacific and the industry, economic and employment benefits supporting allied forces can provide.
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The Defence Connect team