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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Apr 15, 2021

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, South Australia’s Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni, discusses his work to build Australian industry capability.

Minister Pisoni begins by explaining why he chose to enter state politics following a career as furniture salesman and small business owner.

The minister then discusses the South Australian government’s work to stimulate the state economy and drive the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Minister Pisoni goes on to outline his portfolio responsibilities, providing insight into his work to build a future-ready workforce.

The SA minister highlights the importance of encouraging young Australians to pursue vocational education in a bid to bolster Australian industry capability

Finally, Minister Pisoni concludes by discussing South Australia’s role in supporting the nation’s shipbuilding industry, particularly as the home for Defence’s Attack Class submarine and Hunter Class frigate programs.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team