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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Jul 5, 2017

“Why do we want a defence industry as distinct from any other industry in this country? What is it about this industry, such that we want to make it a national mission?” poses Richard Marles, the Australian opposition defence spokesman. In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Marles is in the studio to explain why a self-sustained, export-focused defence industry is critical to the Australian economy and how the government can best maximise the industry’s potential. Tune in as he and host Phil Tarrant go in-depth on the shifting sands of the defence industry – from long-standing international relationships, to manufacturing and procurement, and how the government can better engage with local SME talent to bring its national mission of self-sustainability to fruition. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team. Visit for more insight!