WA DEFENCE REVIEW And CERI Partner To Host Workshop On How To Enter The Defence Supply Chain

On Thursday 3 December, leaders from WA’s defence industry made themselves available as keynote speakers at a unique event held at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI) in Nedlands. David Johnston, former Defence Minister and Australian Defence Export Advocate; Michele Clement, Director, Defence Science Centre WA; and Terry Gropp, Managing Director, MDS, came together to share their expertise on opportunities for […]

Future Of The Defence Sector In The South West: The City Of Fremantle

The City of Fremantle conjures images for many of the ‘cappuccino strip’, of fishing boats and hot chips, or, for those with longer memories, the heady days of the 1980’s America’s Cup defence.  But one area seems to be underdone in the public consciousness – the City’s connections to the defence sector. Out to remedy […]

2019 Federal Election: Implications for WA’s Defence Sector

“Be alert”, was the exhortation from LTGEN Peter Leahy AC (Retd), the former Chief of Army, who summed up Australia’s present national security environment to an audience of over 45 senior industry professionals at the BGC Centre in Perth on 20 February 2019. Speaking at an event organised by WA DEFENCE REVIEW, in partnership with […]

Synergies With The Defence And Resources Sectors: Prospects For Collaboration

Home grown WA firms with expertise, an innovation culture, and agility, can supply Defence as well as the resources industry, a gathering in Perth heard in October. The event was staged jointly by WA DEFENCE REVIEW and the American Chamber of Commerce and featured three local firms and two local educationalists on the subject of […]

Closing The Gap: Future Of Defence And Indigenous Employment

When he retired from AFL football, Adam Goodes applied himself to a new life challenge: empowering the next generation of Indigenous role models to achieve economic independence.  He co-founded the Indigenous Defence Consortium (IDC) and now works with State and Commonwealth governments and industry to maximise the engagement of Indigenous owned companies. “We’re not asking […]

The Cutting Edge: Future Of Special Operations And Industry Innovation

In a day of firsts, 19 April 2017 saw the launch of the WA DEFENCE REVIEW, WA’s first defence communications and events platform, dedicated to airing views on defence industry matters, military affairs, national security and geo-political analysis. Held at the Parmelia Hilton in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce, the event was attended by […]