Budget + Policy

ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing reflects on the pros and cons of the new suite of Defence policy documents released this week.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled the government’s updated Defence Strategy and Force Structure Review for the next 10 years.

In the post pandemic environment, it will become imperative that Government moves to assure greater resilience of supply and self-reliance.

The 2020 US Marine Corps rotation to Darwin (MRF-D) will now go ahead.

An independent review of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) will aim to strengthen support for small and regional businesses.

ADM spoke with Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price about actions taken to support SMEs in the wake of COVID-19.

Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds and Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price have released a joint statement outlining economic support measures for defence industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The difference in public communications around COVID-19 between the Australian and NZ governments has been commented on much in the past month.

For the better part of two decades, government (and by extension the Department of Defence) have blown hot and cold on Australian Defence industry.

There are a range of regulatory challenges for any potential or existing Defence supplier to consider in order to remain both current and competitive.

The plans provide information and set key priorities on how the Australian Government would work with defence industry to build and grow sovereign industrial capabilities.

Efforts to get more women into STEM, and especially into defence industry, need a more personalised understanding of individual academic strengths.

AIDN has called for an urgent review of the Australian Industry Capability (AIC) program.

Minister Price, now clearly settled in the portfolio, was unusually frank in her off-script remarks to the National Defence Industry Skilling and Workforce Summit in Perth.

News in the past month that Australia has dropped in Defence exports rankings needs some context.

The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) will be dissolved at the end of 2019.