May 20, 2021
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Minister for
Defence Industry Melissa Price and shadow minister for defence
industry Matt Keogh discuss their competing agendas for
supporting Australian industry capability.
The policymakers begin by outlining their competing platforms, explaining how they plan to support the development of the local defence industry.
Minister Price and Keogh then delve into the Commonwealth government’s 2021-22 budget, assessing the adequacy of current funding commitments for defence industry projects.
The pair go on to discuss the importance of building Australia’s workforce to ensure long-term support for key defence capabilities across the warfighting domains.
Finally, Minister Price and Keogh weigh in on the current geopolitical environment, outlining whether they believe the ADF is sufficiently equipped to manage emerging threats.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team