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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Apr 7, 2022

Independent Senator for South Australia Rex Patrick joins host Liam Garman in the studio to assess the government and opposition’s defence policies ahead of the upcoming federal election.

The pair begins by discussing recent developments in the submarine program, where the Senator draws upon his expertise as a submariner to give strategic advice on building a domestic submarine capability.

The podcast continues with an analysis into the government’s recent announcement regarding the expansion of the ADF, and whether this was already embedded in defence’s forward staffing estimates.

The pair wraps up the podcast by discussing Australia’s defence industry, and how government can do a better job integrating local SMEs into the defence supply chain.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team