In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, South Australia’s Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni discusses his work to build Australian industry capability.
Minister Pisoni begins by explaining why he chose to enter state politics following a career as furniture salesman and small business owner.
The minister then discusses the South Australian government’s work to stimulate the state economy and drive the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Minister Pisoni goes on to outline his portfolio responsibilities, providing insight into his work to build a future-ready workforce.
The SA minister highlights the importance of encouraging young Australians to pursue vocational education in a bid to bolster Australian industry capability.
Finally, Minister Pisoni concludes by discussing South Australia’s role in supporting the nation’s shipbuilding industry, particularly as the home for Defence’s Attack Class submarine and Hunter Class frigate programs.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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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