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          Op-Ed: Amid the crisis, comes opportunity   As the world comes to grips with the economic, political and strategic impact of COVID-19, the opportunities it presents Australia’s sovereign defence industry are too big to be ignored, explains Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price. Read more >           ‘Best defence is a good offence’: So why aren’t we going on the offensive?   It has often been said that “the best defence is a good offence”, and while the government’s recent $270 billion announcement takes steps towards shifting the dial, the foundation remains firmly based upon the defensive posture outlined in the ‘Defence of Australia’ doctrine, something highlighted in part by journalist Paul Kelly. Read more >  

Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards to recognise leading naval businesses Defence Connect is proud to announce the launch of the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards 2020. With over 30 categories across the defence industry, the Naval Business of the Year award recognises the naval business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven business growth. Finish your submission today for your chance to gain recognition. Read more Promoted by Defence Connect
Op-Ed: Australian Grand Strategy, China and security   As conversation about Australia’s public policy response to Beijing’s increasing antagonism towards the nation continues to evolve, Dr Peter Layton, visiting fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, has responded to senator Jim Molan’s critique of Dr Layton’s ‘Grand Strategy’ concept. Read more >    
PODCAST   PODCAST: From micro-business to leading distributor – Graeme Bulte, Aquaterro     Founded almost 26 years ago, Aquaterro is today one of Australia’s largest providers of operational, tactical and safety equipment to government, military and commercial end users.
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Strategist concurs, it is time for Australia to defend itself   Acclaimed defence policy expert Paul Dibb, author of the 1986 Dibb report, has applauded the Prime Minister’s $270 billion plan to enhance Australia’s defence capability, but is tweaking Dibb’s Cold War-era strategy and applying new technology enough to ensure Australia’s national security?
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Defence strategy needs more support When viewed in isolation, the recently announced Defence Strategy Update and supporting $270 billion capability investment is a pivotal step change in the nation’s approach to the Indo-Pacific, however without the support of the entire breadth of national power it will still only be an example of a glass
half-full. Read more >             

Headquarters Joint Ops Command to swell under spending increase  
DIN devotes $1.5m to quantum tech research  
Submarine Institute welcomes Collins LOTE commitment and Attack Class certainty  
KBR secures US$42.5m order to support US Navy technical training  
ADF continues to provide maritime support in the Middle East  

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