In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Senator David Fawcett, chair of joint standing committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade, discusses the government’s newly released report on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade.
Senator Fawcett discusses how the report tackles the broad issue of Australian sovereignty in critical national systems, from defence industry through to fuel and finance.
The Senator continues to discuss potential frameworks to achieve Australian sovereignty in these critical national systems in order to build national resilience.
Senator Fawcett ends by analysing the risks to Australia’s national supply chain from a range of threats, both from allies and adversaries, and the Australia’s necessary next steps.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts
Episode 269: PODCAST: Backing veterans with new tech tools – REDSIX CEO Michael Handley
Episode 268: PODCAST: Cyber fortification — Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson AM
Episode 267: PODCAST: Effective negotiation in an evolving landscape – Simon Kelland, Scotwork
Episode 266: PODCAST: Mark Ormrod MBE - motivational speaker, author and Royal Marine veteran joins the DC team
Episode 265: PODCAST: Aviation wrap-up — RAAF evolution, military training, maintenance & procurement
Episode 264: PODCAST: News Brief — Defence breathes new life into Collins Class fleet
Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib
Episode 261: PODCAST: The art of the possible — Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia