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The NSW Treasury has just released the Defence NSW Industry Support Catalogue. The catalogue builds on the Commonwealth document released in November, which laid out defence industry support and related budget measures. The catalogue is split into six sections, each providing comprehensive details of each initiative. Here’s an overview of the support, including the available funding.  For full details, including aims of each initiative and eligibility criteria, download the full report below.    INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT [...]

2020-12-18T13:27:35+11:00December 18th, 2020|News|


Bringing defence primes, NSW SMEs, academia and the Department of Defence together, the dates and venue for the Hunter Defence Conference 2021 have now been announced.  This year’s event will be held 22-23 April at the award-winning Crown Plaza Hunter Valley.  We’re so pleased that the event is going ahead, after the 2020 conference was regretfully cancelled due to COVID-19. While we’ve continued our efforts online, nothing beats the opportunity to exchange information and ideas [...]

2020-12-18T13:36:42+11:00December 18th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

Current Defence Primes Opportunities for NSW and Hunter Industry

Hunter Defence’s core objective is to promote Hunter Defence industry expertise to drive manufacturing, supply and sustainment opportunities to the region. In line with this, there are a range of current Defence Primes opportunities which NSW and Hunter SMEs and industry partners are well-positioned to take advantage of.    Land 400 Phase 3 DoD to select successful proponent in 2022 SMEs may register with Rheinmetal or Hanhwa   VRA Systems Land 400 Spike LR2 5th [...]

2020-12-21T11:09:04+11:00September 7th, 2020|News, Opportunities|

The Cost of Defence 2020-2021

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has released Part 1 of its 2020 Defence Strategic Update Brief focussing on the Government’s recent Defence Strategic Update (DSU) and its supporting Force Structure Plan. The paper, prepared by Dr Marcus Hellyer, Senior Analyst, Defence Economics, outlines the ‘remarkable commitment’ by the Australian Government to sustained growth in the defence budget – measured from a starting point in 2019-2020, the budget is planned to grow by 87.4% over [...]

2020-09-07T18:25:28+10:00September 7th, 2020|News|

The Defence Ready Seminar Series – Podcast Explainer

An Introduction to the Defence Readiness Seminar Series by Alan Rankins, CEO of Goal Group Listen to the podcast, explaining the background to why the Seminar Series, the benefits of participating, the seminar topics and who will be presenting... as well as the new virtual format. A full transcript of the interview is below.   Podcast Interview Alan – Thank you Grant it’s a fantastic honour for me to introduce this Defence Ready [...]

2020-07-09T15:05:34+10:00July 9th, 2020|News|

Hunter Defence COVID-19 Update 20.04.2020

Minister for Defence Industry/CASG/Industry Reps - phone hook-up 17 April 2020 Minister Price:  2200 Defence personnel deployed in support of the COVID 19 health crisis – very much appreciated and doing great work in support of the nation. Government feels the range of measures in place has made the health crisis manageable, but very much aware and looking to assist where possible the impacts on the community. Industry and community need to remain disciplined [...]

2020-04-20T17:37:52+10:00April 20th, 2020|News|

Hunter Defence COVID-19 Update 15.04.2020

Minister for Defence Industry Telecon 9 April 2020 Key Points Still early days. Pleased that control measures appear to be having desired effect but need to remain disciplined. All participants very happy re communications between Defence, States/Territories and industry groups. Positive feedback from SMEs in relation to payments flowing down from Defence to Primes to SMEs very quickly. Generally, defence industry SMEs in good shape – considerable amount of work is being brought forward. [...]

2020-04-15T15:58:07+10:00April 15th, 2020|News|

Hunter Defence COVID-19 Update 06.04.2020

Meeting with Minister Price, CASG and State Industry Advocates - 3 April 2020 The latest Defence Advocates Meeting with CASG was held on 03 April and the following provides an overview of discussion points, key initiatives, and how Hunter Defence can support those in our region during this unprecedented chapter in Defence. Minister Price  It is obvious within government that many people across all industry are working very hard to manage this pandemic and [...]

2020-04-06T14:25:42+10:00April 6th, 2020|News|

Hunter Defence COVID-19 Update 31.03.2020

The Defence Advocates Meeting with CASG was held on 26 March and the following provides an overview of discussion points, key initiatives, and how Hunter Defence can support those in our region during this unprecedented chapter in Defence. Overview: The Nation is in unchartered territory, as are all other nations A huge amount of work is being done at a Federal level, as well as National Security Committee (NSC), National Cabinet, and other groups [...]

2020-04-06T13:57:55+10:00March 31st, 2020|News|
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