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Inside Defence, opportunities, challenges and new pacts

Inside Defence, opportunities, challenges and new pacts

The defence industry is big business and big news. As controversial as it is important.

It also happens to be the Federal Government’s number one priority in the midst of growing geopolitical uncertainties.

Important enough to upset some friends while shoring up others in an effort to help secure the nation and the region it is located.

So it is very timely and more than appropriate that The Mandarin presents this special report Inside Defence, which digs deep into these evolving issues.

This is the very first such report, published in partnership with commercial sponsors and bringing you expert insights from the public and private sectors, academia and think tanks.

The topics discussed are diverse and thorough — and highly informative.

The AUKUS agenda: domestic and international partnership implications beyond submarines

AUKUS has a much broader, deeper science and technology partnership for national security purposes.
The international response to the announcement should leave no doubt that AUKUS is a significant step change in the strategic calculus for the region

AUKUS sets Australia on a new strategic path in the Indo-Pacific

The international response to the announcement should leave no doubt that AUKUS is a significant step change in the strategic calculus for the region. And…

The complex challenges of Australia’s maritime defence

ANZUS is not enough and interoperability is not all about the US. Australia needs to assert its strategic interests independently.
The Australia-US relationship is being strategically tested.

Australia’s balancing act between our biggest trading partner and our most important ally

China seeks to deepen its economic ties with all its current trading partners while increasing its military presence. The Australia-US relationship is being strategically tested.
 ‘Quantum’ leaps may enhance tomorrow’s battlefield technology

$2m dollar funding boost, extension a boon for international projects  

The Department of Defence has granted an extra $2 million in funding to two international research collaborations involving Australian universities.
Engaging with Australian companies will provide a sovereign battlefield advantage to the Australian Defence Force.

Defence in $100m push to build sovereign capabilities

Engaging with Australian companies will help establish a true sovereign capability in the short term and provide a sovereign battlefield advantage to the Australian Defence…
Defence has designed itself to move slowly and carefully -- which was fine when Australia had the luxury of time. But it doesn’t have that luxury now.

The need for speed

Defence has designed itself to move slowly and carefully — which was fine when Australia had the luxury of time. But it doesn’t have that…
Sustaining a shipbuilding industry in Australia is one part of a national challenge where a skilled workforce is an increasingly rare resource.

We want to build nuclear submarines, but what about everything else we have to build?

The task of generating and sustaining a shipbuilding industry in Australia is not a challenge for the Navy or Defence or Industry, it is one…
Terrorism is on our doorstep, and we must be constantly vigilant in our approach to ensure we continue to live with the freedoms that democracy grants us as a right.

Why we should be more vigilant about terrorism

Terrorism is on our doorstep, and we must be constantly vigilant in our approach to ensure we continue to live with the freedoms that democracy…
Cyber security incidents are increasing in frequency, scale and sophistication, and are a threat to Australia’s economic prosperity and national interests.

Tackling the growing threats to Australia’s cyber security

Cyber security incidents are increasing in frequency, scale and sophistication, and are a threat to Australia’s economic prosperity and national interests.
The $300 million+ Gascoyne Gateway development aims to make the port accessible to Navy ships, submarines and Border Force vessels.

Australia’s first ‘green’ port seeks to serve Defence

The $300 million+ Gascoyne Gateway development aims to make the port accessible to Navy ships, submarines and Border Force vessels.
How effective is the relationship between Defence and defence industry in ensuring Defence and the national industry support base can mobilise to meet potential threats?

Transforming Defence and defence industry

How effective is the relationship between Defence and defence industry in ensuring Defence and the national industry support base can mobilise to meet potential threats?…