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19 Jun 2019
A national strategy must acknowledge a changing global order
The changing nature of the global order, particularly in the Indo-Pacific, and the apparent willingness of potential adversaries to use economic, poli...
12 Jun 2019
Shifting from the ‘sea-air gap’ toward ‘forward defence in depth’
As the geo-strategic environment of the Indo-Pacific continues to evolve Australia’s traditional protective moat, the ‘sea-air gap’ and the stra...
20 May 2019
Manufacturing matters now more than ever
Australia is on the verge of a manufacturing revolution. The car industry may have declined, but Australian businesses are still busy designing and b...
13 May 2019
Power – Projection and protection in the Indo-Pacific
Australia needs to re-evaluate its position and pursuit of modern maritime-based power projection capabilities, including fixed-wing naval aviation in...
29 Apr 2019
National security strategy key to linking new ADF capabilities together
Australia is undertaking some overdue reforms of the defence sector. The federal government has done commendable work in this area, undertaking the la...
10 Apr 2019
Relationships between Defence, industry and academia key to driving success
As Australia’s domestic defence industry continues to succeed, it has never been clearer that an integral part of keeping the success rolling is ...
10 Mar 2019
What is the Military Air Operator? Clarifying the changing military language
When the Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR) were released on 30 September 2016, some terminology changed and roles were clarified, particular...
4 Mar 2019
Opening doors to defence innovation
It is no secret the key to Defence capability is innovation. The 2016 Defence White Paper has set targets to expand research capability and skill the ...
1 Mar 2019
Energy storage is the key to Australia’s secure, sustainable energy future
What if energy could be cleaner, renewable, efficient, less expensive – and safe? Australia’s renewable sector is growing fast. What does this me...
26 Feb 2019
Changing the game – How the F-35 is redefining sustainment
Vince Di Pietro AM, chief executive of Lockheed Martin Australia, describes the F-35 as an operational game changer. Behind the scenes, the fifth-gen...
11 Feb 2019
A generational step forward for defence capability in Australia
The historic arrival of Australia’s first two F-35A aircraft at the end of 2018 heralds the beginning of a new era for the Australian Defence Force ...
29 Jan 2019
What is the Defence Aviation Safety Authority and how will it assist ‘single sector’ aviation safety?
30 September 2016 was a significant date for Defence aviation in more ways than one. It marked the transition to the DASR – the new airworthiness re...
8 Jan 2019
Aerospace and defence manufacturing in the age of Industry 4.0
The convergence of digitised machine parts, improved connectivity and emerging ‘Industry 4.0’ technologies has begun to reshape global aerospace a...
5 Dec 2018
Defence airworthiness goes global
On 30 September 2016, a huge change occurred in how the ADF handled airworthiness. The organisation began a transition from a system that was unique t...
16 Nov 2018
Preparing Australian industry to operate in a complex world
The first of November marked International Project Management Day, which was an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution that highly skille...
24 Oct 2018
From Collins to Future Submarines: Learning the lessons of project management
As the nation gears up to build the multibillion-dollar Future Submarine Program, how can project managers apply the lessons learned from Collins Clas...
10 Oct 2018
CDIC business advisers, the heroes of Australian defence SMEs
For years now I have been working, in various capacities, with the CDIC business advisers (previously the DIIC business advisers) and I have long thou...
26 Sep 2018
Using risk to transform industry leadership
ASC, Australia’s sovereign submarine and shipbuilding company, has transformed how it manages its business by developing a proactive risk and opport...
15 Aug 2018
Unifying product lifecycle management and asset management
In the domain of managing complex engineered assets, demarcation lines are drawn and opinions are divided on the utilisation of frameworks and associa...
8 Aug 2018
The power of AIC plans for SMEs
Australian industry capability (AIC) plans have been around for years, but it is only recently that these crafty diplomatic policies are giving power ...

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