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
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 259: INSIGHT: Responding to new security challenges – John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, ANU
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 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