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11 Feb 2021
Op-Ed: Australia punching above its weight in defence R&D
Australia is a land of high-tech innovation. That was the number one reason why the US Office of Naval Research Global made the decision to open an of...
29 Jan 2021
Op-Ed: Defence industry urged to rise to data challenge in 2021
Events over the last 12 months have provided a catalyst for digital initiatives within military organisations and their in-service support partners. W...
27 Jan 2021
Op-Ed: Apache selection tells a broader tale of Australia’s defence mindset
NSW senator and former Major General of the Australian Army, Jim Molan, weighs in on the government’s recent decision to replace the Tiger Armed Rec...
22 Dec 2020
Op-Ed: All systems go for next-gen Hunter class frigate program
In a year that has seen tragic loss of life, millions lose their jobs, some of the world’s biggest economies devastated and major events cancelled a...
21 Dec 2020
Op-Ed: 2021 and maintaining the rage against Xi’s China post-Trump
As 2020 rapidly comes to a close, the world is still reeling from COVID-19, a disease that has shattered public confidence in healthcare systems and g...
18 Dec 2020
Op-Ed: The importance of proper defence recruiting for capability
Australian industry has a long tradition of building and supporting defence equipment and infrastructure and it is important to ensure the skills and ...
17 Dec 2020
Op-Ed: As Defence goes digital, Australia’s ambitions should grow
With commercial aerospace disrupted and Defence doubling down on demand driven by global tensions and economic stimulus, the outlook for Australia’s...
16 Dec 2020
Op-Ed: Why it’s time to swap occasional cyber awareness training for embedded education initiatives
In today’s heightened threat landscape users need to be on their guard, but the odd training session won’t ensure cyber safety remains top of mind...
15 Dec 2020
Op-Ed: Not your dad’s password – Maintaining critical information, system security in the new world
Passwords may be one of the oldest forms of guaranteeing information and system integrity and security, yet often overlooked in favour of more advanc...
7 Dec 2020
Op-Ed: Victoria stepping up to support advanced technology defence industry
In a feature Defence Connect article on 27 November 2020, Victorian senator David Van called on the Victorian government to step up its efforts to att...
1 Dec 2020
Op-Ed: A Machiavellian tale – Or a tale of self-reliance
COVID-19 and the unfolding geo-strategic competition has shed light on the vulnerability of global supply chains and, critically, the necessity for na...
30 Nov 2020
Op-Ed: Artificial intelligence and the future of command & control
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the key technologies that will reshape the nature of contemporary warfare and key force multiplier capabilities...
23 Nov 2020
Op-Ed: Defence Force abuse reports increasing, but not rapidly enough
In December 2016, the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman (within its Defence Force Ombudsman jurisdiction) began receiving reports of serious abuse ...
4 Nov 2020
Preparing for the outcome of 2020’s most important election
The 2020 race for the White House has been one for the ages, derailed by a pandemic, hotly contested and animated debates, and of course concerns abou...
27 Oct 2020
Op-Ed: Supply and demand economics in defence industry – Time to rebalance
Australian defence CEOs are told to get their local companies ready for the wave of defence work, present their clever ideas and government will help ...
26 Oct 2020
Op-Ed: Fleet operations in the COVID-19 environment
Operating in the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for all, including the Royal Australian Navy Fleet. The pandemic has resulted in significant c...
23 Oct 2020
Op-ed: Defence Acquisition Failure And Reform – A Compelling Analysis And Persuasive Solution
The nation’s $270 billion, decade-long defence spend will suffer the same all-too-familiar cost and time failures without a bold new program of weap...
22 Oct 2020
Op-Ed: Snappy headlines need more substance behind them
The government has been very proactive in spruiking its “record investment in defence capabilities and industry”, with big-ticket items like the ...
16 Oct 2020
Op-Ed: Australia can deliver a world-class TUAS sovereign capability
The manifestation of a global pandemic and an increasingly uncertain regional geopolitical environment has led the Commonwealth of Australia and Defen...
15 Oct 2020
Op-Ed: Preparing for the potential flash point that is Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election
Greg Sheridan is probably right. Any conflict between China and the US over Taiwan this November is likely to be small scale and not involve actual sh...

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