In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price and shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh discuss their competing agendas for supporting Australian industry capability.
The policymakers begin by outlining their competing platforms, explaining how they plan to support the development of the local defence industry.
Minister Price and Keogh then delve into the Commonwealth government’s 2021-22 budget, assessing the adequacy of current funding commitments for defence industry projects.
The pair go on to discuss the importance of building Australia’s workforce to ensure long-term support for key defence capabilities across the warfighting domains.
Finally, Minister Price and Keogh weigh in on the current geopolitical environment, outlining whether they believe the ADF is sufficiently equipped to manage emerging threats.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
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
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 255: INSIGHT: Building a future-ready workforce — SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni