Tour Of JFD Australia Bibra Lake Facility

It takes a special breed of sailor to choose a life of living cheek by jowl in a steel tube whose distinguishing characteristic is to sink into the gloomy depths. But any ‘sinking feeling’ this might evoke would be greatly alleviated by knowing that a sophisticated rescue facility is permanently standing-by should one’s submarine ever […]

Tour Of BAE Systems’ Henderson Shipyard

BAE Systems Australia, in association with WA DEFENCE REVIEW and Engineers Australia, hosted a tour of the Company’s Henderson shipyard on Thursday 10 May 2018. Driving in to the facility, past the Anzac-class frigates on dry berths gave a new appreciation for the size of these vessels and the scope of BAE Systems’ operation in […]

Collaboration And Innovation: The Focus Of Second Strategy, Defence & Industry Dialogue

Collaboration is key. This sentiment was the consensus at the second Strategy, Defence & Industry Dialogue held on 9 May 2018. Organised by WA DEFENCE REVIEW in partnership with the University of Western Australia (UWA), the Dialogue brought together prominent industry leaders, defence officials, education and training professionals and government representatives from across three states. […]

Tour Of AMC Floating Dock

Governments bring the greatest benefit to their people, not by operating businesses, but by investing in infrastructure that stimulates and facilitates economic growth. An outstanding example of this principle at work is the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) at Henderson, WA. On 8 February, the Melville-Cockburn Chamber of Commerce visited the precinct with around 30 of […]

WA DEFENCE REVIEW Launches VIP Cocktails Initiative With Defence Minister

WA firms always want a slice of the pie, but this time the new Integrated Investment Program is putting out the meat pie, the vegetarian pie, the fish pie and the desert pie all at once. In the past, Defence have had separate investment programs for major equipment, facilities and information and communications technology. Now […]

How Canberra Centred Advocacy Will Benefit WA’s Defence Sector

Key Points: The appointment of the Canberra-based WA Defence Advocate sets a major precedent for Western Australia’s defence sector. The WA Defence Advocate’s role is to act as the eyes, ears and voice in Canberra for the WA Government and the State’s defence sector. In particular, the WA Defence Advocate shall assist in shaping the […]

Minister’s Foreword: The Hon. Paul Papalia CSC, MLA, Minister For Defence Issues

Key Points: The appointment of the WA Minister for Defence Issues and the creation of the Office of Defence West has centralised and enhanced coordination between the State Government, local defence industry and the Commonwealth Government with an emphasis on fostering a ‘Team WA’ approach. To enhance communication with the State’s defence sector two defence […]

Tour Of SAS Historical Collection

Around 30 members of the renowned Australian Institute of Management WA (AIM WA) received a close-up view of the Australian military’s most storied unit the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in November, sparking comparisons between corporate management and leadership in a highly trained and effective army unit.  The visit was arranged by WA DEFENCE REVIEW, […]