Editorial: Budgets, Joint Strike Fighters and projects | ADM June 2014

With the Abbott Government’s inaugural budget now behind us, the debate over whether it is effective or not, fair or unfair, will no doubt continue for some time. Premium

View from Canberra: Budget 2014 and its impact on Defence personnel | ADM June 2014

Maybe some in defence breathed a small sigh of relief that cuts in defence public service numbers weren't as bad as hinted in pre-budget speculation but they were still pretty bad, in line with a long-term coalition view that defence contains too much tail for the number of teeth. Premium

View from Canberra: F-35 faces further challenges | ADM May 2014

Expect to see plenty of bad press about the Joint Strike Fighter now that the program has entered the phase which those with knowledge of complex defence equipment have long predicted would be a problem - integrating computer software so that JSF is actually fit to go to war. Premium

Editorial: Considering the future of Australia's Future Submarine | ADM May 2014

While many of the conversations I had last month were centred on the future of naval shipbuilding in Australia, this month it seems the focus is on submarines and in particular, Sea 1000 or Future Submarine. Premium

View from Canberra: The Looming Valley of Death | ADM April 2014

Every morning that parliament sits in Canberra, reporters congregate outside to quiz arriving politicians on the issues of the day, especially useful for the electronic media which acquires fresh vision for morning bulletins. Premium

Editorial: The dismantling of Australia’s manufacturing capability | ADM April 2014

First of all, welcome to the first edition of ADM with me in the editorial chair, albeit temporarily, as Katherine is away on maternity leave. Premium

Editorial: Time to let go of the Valley of Death and make a decision | ADM March 2014

What Sea Power edition of any Defence magazine would be complete without a mention of the dreaded Valley of Death? For those living under a rock for the past few years, the term encompasses the period between 2015 and 2018/2019 when the Defence shipbuilding program become somewhat quiet. And by quiet I mean absent. Premium

View from Canberra: Treasures from the National Archives | ADM March 2014

A regular Canberra end-of-year ritual, typically in early December, squeezed in with the final parliament sitting week and the start of Christmas party season, is the media launch of the cabinet documents by the National Archives of Australia (NAA). Premium

Editorial: Rose tinted glasses | ADM February 2014

The more keen eyed of you may have spotted something a little different on the editorial page this month: a cartoon. Premium

View from Canberra: The grey area of Afghan policing | ADM February 2014

When Australia departs Afghanistan, security forces made up of a number of police and army forces will take over their responsibilities in Uruzgan Province. It’s a mixed bag of capabilities and personalities. Premium

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New Chief of Capability Development Group announced

Major General Caligari will be promoted to Lieutenant General and assume his appointment in October.
The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC has announced Major General John Caligari, AM, DSC will succeed Vice Admiral Peter Jones AO, DSC, RAN as the Chief of Capability Development Group.