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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Jun 15, 2023

In this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, Vice-Admiral (Ret’d) Paul Maddison joins host Liam Garman to unpack how Australian academics have leveraged AUKUS Pillar II opportunities to build a stronger Australian Defence Force.
  • VAdm (Ret’d) Maddison begins the podcast discussing his time as vice-admiral in the Royal Canadian Navy and High Commissioner of Canada to Australia before his appointment as director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute. 
  • The pair then unpack the Security & Defence PLuS program, a partnership between Arizona State University, King's College London, and UNSW, to leverage opportunities provided by AUKUS and deepen academic collaboration across the three partner nations.
  • The pair wrap up the podcast discussing the Trailblazer program, a nexus between Defence, industry, and academia to support Australian defence innovation.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team