Defence Strategic Review (DSR) summary from Tim Owen

Defence Strategic Review (DSR) summary The long awaited DSR was released on April 24, 2023. The review by His Excellency, the Hon Stephen Smith, and Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d) is a set of recommendations that have been passed to the Prime Minister, the Minister for Defence (Deputy Prime Minister), the […]

Seeking submissions relating to Counter Robotic and Autonomous Systems (C-RAS)

The Defence Innovation Hub, in collaboration with the Australian Army, are now seeking innovative submissions from the industry for a special notice relating to Counter Robotic and Autonomous Systems for the land force (including exhibition at Army Innovation Day 2023). Seeking submissions Defence is seeking innovative Counter Robotic and Autonomous Systems (C-RAS) that can detect, […]

The Going Global Export Program: Eligibility and Participants

The NSW Government has initiated an industry export program designed to support the growth of NSW businesses through expansion to new export markets. The program will focus on the defence and aerospace industry, and provide export coaching, tailored workshops and business-matching with potential customers in the UK. NSW defence and aerospace businesses can participate in […]

Opportunity – Going Global Export Program

Going Global Export Program Eligible businesses can apply for free support to export Defence and Aerospace products and service to the UK. The Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement will provide NSW businesses with increased cross border opportunities within the defence and aerospace industry. The UK’s defence sector continues to prosper and grow. Since 2016 it has […]

Agenda and speaker line up for the 2022 Hunter Defence Conference

Please note: Ticket sales are now closed. For those attending, the agenda and speaker line up below has been updated to include the latest speakers and topics HERE. We are pleased to share the following agenda for the 2022 Hunter Defence Conference and, where confirmed, the leaders across Defence and Defence Industry who will be […]

Hunter Defence support on show at INDO PACIFIC

The recent INDO PACIFIC International Martime Exposition – one of the largest Defence industry events ever held in Australia – provided the setting for a great example of one of the many ways Hunter Defence support SMEs in their defence industry journeys. The players: I S Systems (ISS), a Hunter based SME with Defence (Navy) […]

Reap the benefits of a mentally healthy business with our latest DRSS course

When you think of being ‘defence ready’, workplace resilience and wellbeing may seem like a low priority. However, a strong, healthy mental state can impact the people and businesses in our industry in significant ways.    This topic is the latest to be covered in our Defence Ready Seminar Series 2022. It’s facilitated by Dr Sally […]

2022 Hunter Defence Conference Essential for Industry as National Defence Investment Grows

With billions in new defence infrastructure investment on the horizon for the Hunter, the 2022 Hunter Defence Conference will be an unmatched opportunity for established, new and emerging defence industries, business, advisers and investors to leverage Australia’s Defence thought leaders and converge on new markets and prospects for growth. Defence Industry Adviser and Hunter Defence […]

Why the DRSS 2022 ‘Defence Technology Controls’ course is a must

The Defence Ready Seminar Series 2022 has been a big hit, with places for the remaining training modules set to be snapped quickly by SMEs keen to prepare and grow their business in defence. Up next: Defence Technology Controls! This Expert level course is run by Kevin Chenney, Export Control and ITAR/EAR specialist at Goal […]

Defence Ready Seminar Series receives funding for 2022

You may have noticed via our social media and other channels, that late last month Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon. Melissa Price MP announced the Australian Department of Defence’s new Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS). ODIS, which replaces the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CIDC), will be used by Defence and major contractors to find Australian […]