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15 Sep 2020
PODCAST: Working with industry to support AIC – Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry
Since their inception, Australian industry content (AIC) and sovereign industrial capability have served as key priorities for government, with varyi...
11 Sep 2020
PODCAST: Supporting Indigenous engagement and participation in defence – Norman Laing, Defence Indigenous Cultural Adviser
Indigenous Australians have a proud history of serving with the ADF, from World War I to the specialist recon units of NORFORCE. Now as government shi...
3 Sep 2020
PODCAST: Innovation, R&D and national security – Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO chief scientist
Australia has a global reputation as a leader in research and development across a number of fields, and the Commonwealth science agency CSIRO plays ...
27 Aug 2020
PODCAST: Building organic Australian capabilities – Keith Johnson, Leidos Australia
Prime organisations like Leidos Australia play a crucial role in supporting the growth of Australia’s defence industry capability and are pivotal t...
20 Aug 2020
INSIGHT: Life after politics – Christopher Pyne, Pyne and Partners
This episode of Defence Connect Insight features former minister for defence, current chairman of Pyne and Partners, and author of The Insider: The sc...
13 Aug 2020
INSIGHT: An Army in motion – Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
The Army in Motion philosophy necessitates a force that is continuously adapting to an everchanging environment, taking guidance from its core strengt...
4 Aug 2020
INSIGHT: Maximising local industry content and our advantages in the Indo-Pacific – Matt Keogh, shadow minister for defence industry
In this episode of the Defence Connect Insight Podcast, shadow minister for defence industry and WA resources Matt Keogh discusses the opposition’s ...
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...
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...

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