In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh, who outlines his vision for the future of Australia’s defence industry.
The pair begin the podcast by discussing the Commonwealth’s new Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities, and the importance of translating the priorities into action.
They then analyse Labor’s recent commitment to conduct the first Defence Force Posture Review in eight years to ensure the ongoing warfighting capability of the defence force.
The pair then examine the relationship between primes and Australian defence SMEs, and the impact that the recent pandemic has had on Australia’s supply chains.
The podcast then wraps up by discussing the importance of having a sovereign defence industry to overcome shortfalls in the global supply chain.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 329: PODCAST: Remembering the fall of Kabul, with Fred Smith
Episode 328: PODCAST: The Defence Strategic Review, shaping the future ADF
Episode 327: PODCAST: Readying Australia for the nuclear submarine revolution
Episode 326: PODCAST: The future of ISR satellites, with Kleos co-founder Andy Bowyer
Episode 325: PODCAST: In conversation with the head of Defence Space Command, Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts
Episode 324: PODCAST: News, public opinion and energy security – unpacking the latest in defence
Episode 323: PODCAST: Cyber security, a legal requirement? With Clyde & Co’s Reece Corbett-Wilkins and Avryl Lattin
Episode 322: PODCAST: 45 Days – The Fight For A Nation, with Emile Ghessen
Episode 321: PODCAST: News wrap – Chapter closed: Subs program turns new page
Episode 320: SPOTLIGHT: Revolutionising the space domain, with Lockheed Martin Australia and Inovor Technologies