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Mel Hupfeld
30 Jul 2020
INSIGHT: Chief of Air Force on shaping the RAAF to meet an evolving strategic environment
At the start of July, the federal government announced a $270 billion commitment to defence spending for the coming decade, and a new holistic strateg...
Mark Weinrich
23 Jul 2020
INSIGHT: Capability development, interoperability and the US-Australia relationship – Mark Weinrich, US Marine Attaché, US embassy, Canberra
In this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, the US embassy’s Marine Attaché, Mark Weinrich, delves into rapidly evolving relationship betwe...
16 Jul 2020
PODCAST: Maintaining agility through COVID-19 – Grant Sanderson, Electro Optic Systems
Electro Optic Systems (EOS) is the nation’s second largest ASX-listed defence and aerospace entity, with clear ambitions to reach the number one spo...
9 Jul 2020
INSIGHT: Lessons on national security from a career in diplomacy – Dave Sharma MP
Prior to becoming the member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma spent four years as ambassador of Australia to Israel, navigating the politics and geo-strateg...
2 Jul 2020
PODCAST: From micro-business to leading distributor - Graeme Bulte, Aquaterro
Founded almost 26 years ago, Aquaterro is today one of Australia’s largest providers of operational, tactical and safety equipment to government, mi...
25 Jun 2020
PODCAST: Supporting Australia’s veterans and service personnel - Jason Scanes, Forsaken Fighters
After serving as an army captain in Afghanistan, Jason Scanes was under the impression that his interpreter would be granted a special protection visa...
18 Jun 2020
PODCAST: Bolstering domestic capabilities in the wake of coronavirus – Robert Nioa, NIOA
COVID-19 has shone a light on just how critical sovereign industry and manufacturing is to Australia’s national security. ...
11 Jun 2020
PODCAST: Providing an agile workforce to the defence industry – Drew Horsell, Horsell, and Jon Westerland, KBR
Veteran-owned consulting business Horsell has been providing personalised services in the defence space for the last 13 years. ...
4 Jun 2020
INSIGHT: COVID-19 implications on national sovereignty - the Hon. David Fawcett
On this episode of Defence Connect Insight, hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper are joined by the Hon. David Fawcett, senator for South Australia and c...
28 May 2020
PODCAST: Collaboration between scientists, industry and government – Tanya Monro, Defence Science and Technology
The Defence Science and Technology Group is responsible for delivering expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions to support Australia’s defe...
21 May 2020
PODCAST: Celebrating two decades of homegrown Australian ingenuity - Jim Whalley and Steve Robinson, Nova Systems
Nova Systems’ 20-year anniversary in business is a testament to the organisation’s commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and delivering ...
14 May 2020
PODCAST: Teaming up to support the COVID-19 frontline – Ben Barona, Defence Science and Technology, and Craig Maynard, Axiom Precision Manufacturing
In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, a global shortage of protective face shields prompted a collaborative project between the Department of Defence...
7 May 2020
PODCAST: Building the nation’s intellectual edge – MAJGEN Mick Ryan AM, Australian Defence College
On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Major General Mick Ryan AM and host Phil Tarrant delve into the importance of developing the intellect...
30 Apr 2020
PODCAST: Digitally adapting the Australian War Memorial - Matthew Anderson, Australian War Memorial
Dubbed “Australia’s most sacred place” by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his recent Anzac Day address, the Australian War Memorial is the nati...
23 Apr 2020
INSIGHT: Cyber and information warfare – MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM, Department of Defence
Major General Marcus Thompson AM has been the head of the information warfare division at the Department of Defence since its establishment in 2017. ...
16 Apr 2020
PODCAST: National resilience through COVID-19
On this episode of Defence Connect podcast, host Phil Tarrant and deputy editor Steve Kuper recap the biggest national security and defence industry h...
9 Apr 2020
INSIGHT: Establishing a grand strategy – Dr Peter Layton, PhD
On this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, visiting fellow at the Griffith University Asia Institute, Dr Peter Layton, unpacks the forward-lo...
2 Apr 2020
PODCAST: Working towards a fully sustainable AQS-24B – Gene Cumm, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman are making headway on their goal of locally manufacturing all assets of their unmanned minehunting system AQS-24B for use within Aust...
26 Mar 2020
PODCAST: Next generation tactical watercraft – Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael, The Whiskey Project
Veterans Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael established The Whiskey Project with the intent of disrupting the maritime technology space, launching th...
19 Mar 2020
INSIGHT: Australia’s relationship with China – Andrew Hastie MP
On this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, Andrew Hastie MP joins hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper to break down the unique dynamics of the...

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