Editorials

This is my last editorial for Yaffa Media’s Australian Defence Magazine (ADM). After 15 years with the title, I’m off to see what life in a Defence SME looks like firsthand.

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Expectation management

Army and industry working together across multiple levels to explore the art of the possible is fantastic to see. What has been less fantastic to see is how Land 200 has abruptly ended.

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The big questions

A slew of maritime announcements hit the streets as this edition of ADM was going to press; where, what, who, how and why questions are beginning to be answered.

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Fresh eyes

By the time this edition of ADM hits your desk, 2020 will officially be over (thank goodness). Yet its effects will linger well into 2021 and beyond.

2020. What a year.

When looking at a problem, part of the solution process is looking at what caused it in the first place. How did we get here? Why did we get here? How do we not get here again?

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By the numbers

Since you last picked up an ADM, two major policy documents have been released by the government; the Defence Strategic Update (DSU) and the Force Structure Program (FSP).

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Let there be light

As I write this month’s editorial, Australia seems to be coming out of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is far from gone but is under control in most areas of the nation, a few hotspots notwithstanding.

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Mobile security musts

As I write this editorial, there is some semblance of normalcy returning to parts of the community in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 crisis

At the time of writing, many parts of the nation are in lockdown or heading towards it in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world.

The term fifth gen has been around for about a decade now. But its meaning has shifted over that period.

Keen eyed ADM readers will notice a slight change in our look this month; welcome to the updated ADM look and feel.

Quite rightly, many programs that work across space belong under the joint domain in a Defence context. All services, and indeed Whole of Government, utilise space data.

Pop quiz readers; when was the following written by the Lowy Institute?

Last month, the Plan Jericho team in partnership with DST Group and the Trusted Autonomous Systems CRC hosted a workshop on Ethical AI.

This adage is so old and overused that it has lost all meaning. Prevention as an approach is against human nature in many ways. Why ‘prevent’ or manage something that is a long way off? Or plan for consequences that may never eventuate?