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PODCAST: Assessing the government’s defence policy, with Senator Rex Patrick

Independent Senator for South Australia Rex Patrick joins host Liam Garman in the studio to assess the government and opposition’s defence policies ahead of the upcoming federal election.

Independent Senator for South Australia Rex Patrick joins host Liam Garman in the studio to assess the government and opposition’s defence policies ahead of the upcoming federal election.

 

The pair begins by discussing recent developments in the submarine program, where the Senator draws upon his expertise as a submariner to give strategic advice on building a domestic submarine capability.

The podcast continues with an analysis into the government’s recent announcement regarding the expansion of the ADF, and whether this was already embedded in defence’s forward staffing estimates.

The pair wraps up the podcast by discussing Australia’s defence industry, and how government can do a better job integrating local SMEs into the defence supply chain.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

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
Episode 319: PODCAST: Supporting defence businesses, with DSTG’s Nigel McGinty and Robert Hunjet
Episode 318: PODCAST: Digitising the ADF for better and safer training, with Shane Acorn and Daniel Pace
Episode 317: PODCAST: An uncertain world, with MAJGEN (Ret’d) Mick Ryan
Episode 316: PODCAST: The worsening geostrategic environment
Episode 315: PODCAST: News wrap – Strengthening maritime capability
Episode 314: SPOTLIGHT: Unpacking the Aegis combat weapons system, with Lockheed Martin Australia’s Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan

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