Defence

The small side of defence: finding the best way forward

What do successful small Australian Defence businesses look like? The recently released Defence Industry Policy Statement states there are 3,000 Defence business’ employing 25,000 Australians.  In large handfuls, you can…

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Remembrance Day: loss & sacrifice remembered, peace pursued & the lessons of history learnt

A few years ago around this time of year, I was lucky enough to attend the first International Conference on Cyberspace, hosted in London by the then UK Foreign Secretary,…

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Does ‘Customer Experience’ exist in the Defence Industry? We think it should

An increasing number of my corporate clients are reviewing how they interact with their customers, they are seeking to improve the ‘experience’ their customers have when interacting with their product…

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A new Defence Industry Minister and new opportunities for the Defence industry

KPMG recently hosted Australia’s first Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne MP. Across the two events over 200 Defence Industry business representatives had the opportunity to hear Minister Pyne speak about…

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The art of seeing opportunity through the gloom @FIAFarnborough

At lunch on Day 1 of the 2016 Farnborough Airshow the heavens opened, flying stopped, the downpour created an electrical risk, power was cut to several halls and attendees evacuated.…

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ANZAC Day. A day for remembering true heroes

ANZAC Day is, for me, a day of contrasts – total silence at the Dawn Service and then the deafening roar of the 90,000-strong crowd after the National Anthem at…

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An innovation hub and next generation technologies: Defence opens the door for start-ups

The Federal Government’s Defence White Paper, Defence Industry Policy and Integrated Investment Program announced yesterday signals a complete redesign of the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and industry.…

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Gotcha – stopping crime is all in a day’s work

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1976: a detective approaches the public for information pertaining to the shooting murder of a college-aged service station attendant. Having no suspects or clues, Detective Greg MacAleese…

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Jakarta Arms Show – a Sign of the Times

Last week, around 600 Defence-related firms from more than 50 countries exhibited a range of military platforms, systems, services and weapons at the biennial Indo Defence expo, held in Jakarta.…

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