Defence

The Second and Third Order Consequences as Australia Goes Nuclear

Yesterday we woke to the surprising news that Australia had made the most dramatic change in Defence policy in a generation.

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Navigating Space – connection and cooperation. A vision for defence in space

Australia needs to define a national space policy and implementation plan which encapsulates defence and civil focus areas.

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A creased grainy photo travelled from WWII to Timor Leste: A grandson’s memories – lest we forget

Remembrance Day allows us to stop and reflect, not only on the plight of past generations but on recent conflicts and how we pulled through, so we may heed the lessons for current global and regional security issues; it has evolved to become a deeply personal experience with individual meaning attached.

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Remembrance Day’s hidden value

Remembrance Day reminds me that refocusing on what we collectively and deeply value feeds respect and cohesion, regardless of our past carelessness or present day differences.

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Why 5G is a game-changer technology for Australia’s defence and national security

5G will allow every aspect of the Defence Force to be connected and facilitate faster communication.

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Defence Industry’s Workforce Vicious Circle

Structural problems in the defence sector have made it hard for firms to recruit workers – this needs to change.

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The spirit of ANZAC Day: more than just a day for Defence

ANZAC Day, and everything it represents, touches the Australian cultural identity. The ANZAC spirit is alive and well in ’those that serve’ all across Australia.

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Why So Hollow? Australia’s Defence Industry Middle and what to do about it

Australia’s defence industry sector has an odd shape. Medium size companies are rare in Australian defence industry. We’ve a strong top and a large bottom – but why so hollow…

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Armistice 100. Victory but little sense of triumph with the poignant truth we would do it all again

The Australian Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial League (the forerunner to the RSL) first sold poppies for Armistice* Day in 1921 importing one million silk poppies, made in French orphanages. They remain a symbol of remembrance.

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Where to for Australia’s new space agency? Lessons from the UK.

One of the striking observations at this year’s Farnborough Airshow was just how much of the show was now dedicated to space business.

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Finding our Next Generation of Defence Entrepreneurs

The Defence Industry Capability Plan (DICP) was released last month, but the most important information – sizing Australia’s Defence industrial base – was buried deeper in the document.

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In a world of unpredictability, one thing is certain. On ANZAC Day, Australians come together

A day of shared reflection and remembrance of those who have served, in any capacity – especially the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the democracy and quality of life Australians enjoy today.

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Delivering differentiated innovation: what Australia can learn from Israel

Israel is becoming home to the global R&D centres of more than 300 multinational corporations, and attracting more than $4.8bn in venture capital funding in 2016.

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