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 279: PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal
Episode 278: PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh
Episode 277: PODCAST: The future of Australia’s space industry with Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space
Episode 276: PODCAST SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Episode 275: PODCAST: Discussing LAND 125 Phase 4 with Babcock’s Craig Schwartz
Episode 274: PODCAST: Securing Australia’s missile sovereignty with Jim McDowell, Group CEO of Nova Systems, and Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO of EOS
Episode 273: PODCAST: BrothersNBooks, bibliotherapy and the world’s coolest readathon – CAPT Dylan Conway
Episode 272: PODCAST: Building Australia’s future defence force – Brigadier Ian Langford
Episode 271: PODCAST: Preparing for instability in the Indo-Pacific – Senator Jim Molan
Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts