Budget + Policy

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.

New Zealand has begun implementing updated procurement rules that ban offsets but outline requirements for ‘broader outcomes’.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has launched the strategy at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2019.

Australia has become the world’s second largest weapons importer but has dropped to 25th in the export rankings.

Australia will need to shift its domestic energy policies to ensure the Pacific step-up achieves its strategic goals.

A new ASPI report argues that defence industry must outperform other national industries in order to deliver an overall benefit to the economy.

A range of speakers convened at the WA Indo-Pacific Defence conference this week to cover the role the state has to play in meeting Australia’s future strategic challenges.

Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester has launched the fourth Defence Reconciliation Action Plan.

ASPI has released a report arguing that Australia’s national security planning should also include important companies and their supply chains.

The influence of the natural environment on military operations is as old as the battles of antiquity where soldiers and sailors fought against weather and terrain as much as they did their enemy.