A First For The West Coast: Launch Of Annual Publication An Unprecedented Accomplishment

As many will recall, the first appearance of the inaugural WA DEFENCE REVIEW Annual Publication was at the WA Indo-Pacific Defence Conference in October 2018, where copies were made available to attendees.  Here, during a break, Kim Beazley, AC, currently serving as WA’s Governor, performed a short acknowledgement for the launch of the publication. The […]

Celebrating Two Years: WA DEFENCE REVIEW Achieves Key Milestones

April 2019 marks WA DEFENCE REVIEW‘s second anniversary of operation, as Australia’s newest defence communications platform. Following on the launch of the inaugural WA DEFENCE REVIEW Annual Publication in October 2018, WA DEFENCE REVIEW now offers a unique and comprehensive suite of capabilities catering for both WA’s and Australia’s defence sector. Our focus is geared […]

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 […]

Third Dialogue Explores Potential Between Defence and Resources Sectors

On 12 September 2018 WA DEFENCE REVIEW hosted its third Strategy, Defence & Industry Dialogue for the year, this time in partnership with the City of Perth. A large gathering of senior officials and decision makers from across government, industry, defence and academia, Dialogues deliberate on policy and strategy affecting Defence and defence industry in […]

Future Of US–Australia Strategic Cooperation: Implications For Western Australia

Key Points: The rise of China and the spread of its political, economic and military influence throughout the Indo-Pacific region has accentuated the strategic utility of WA to the future of the US-Australia alliance. Located astride the Indian Ocean littoral, WA is increasingly integral to future Australian defence and strategic initiatives that seek to maintain […]

WA DEFENCE REVIEW Teams Up With CORE Innovation Hub As An Affiliate Partner For Defence

WA DEFENCE REVIEW and the CORE Innovation Hub are pleased to announce a partnership to assist in strengthening CORE’s profile within defence industry. As a CORE Affiliate Partner and advisor to the CORE community, WA DEFENCE REVIEW founder and Managing Editor, Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe will act as the point of contact for CORE members seeking enquiries and referrals […]

Tour Of The Fremantle Army Museum

The Army Museum in Fremantle may be one of the Port City’s best kept secrets for many people, but it is secret no longer for the Australian Institute of Management WA group that visited on 30 August, organised courtesy of WA DEFENCE REVIEW. The meeting affirmed the view that Western Australia has never been in […]

Tour Of Hofmann Engineering

It’s a common thought that the biggest rewards accrue to the biggest risk takers – but Hofmann Engineering Managing Director is having none of it. To Erich Hofmann, the very nature of engineering is to eliminate risk – you analyse the problem, design the solution, and manufacture it to a certified quality-controlled process.