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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Oct 31, 2017

Western Australia’s strong contribution to Australia’s defence capabilities is set to advance even more in the coming years with the plethora of incoming projects under the 2016 Defence White Paper. WA’s Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia joined Defence Connect to discuss the once-in-a-generation opportunity the state has to cement itself as a defence industry leader, nationally and internationally in the Indian Ocean region. The former navy diver also discusses his time in the Royal Australian Navy, his drive to serve WA’s defence industry, the state’s transition from the mining and construction boom, the capabilities of the existing workforce and the future of shipbuilding in WA.