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|

Introduction to Business Continuity (Virtual 12 Hour, 6 Week Course)

Suppliers entering the Defence sector are faced with several business decisions in relation to streamlining their management system. Most companies have been certified to AS/NZS 9001:2016 and for Defence primes, this is the basic ‘entry ticket’. Business Continuity Planning (BCP) has become front of mind amongst all levels of Government and the private sector, particularly since recent pandemic and bush fire related business disruptions. This seminar will fast-track your: ability to create a BCP for [...]

2020-07-07T15:44:24+10:00August 12th, 2020||

Building a Mentally Healthy and Resilient Workforce: Practical Skills for Leaders (Virtual 5 Hour, 4 Week Course)

As Australia’s largest employment sector, small to medium enterprises are an important setting for a focus on mental health and wellbeing. As a result, mangers and leaders within this sector are uniquely placed to play an important role in supporting the growth of a mentally healthy and resilient workforce. We know that more than 4 million people experience mental ill-health each year and almost half the population has experienced a mental illness at some time in their life. With untreated [...]

2020-07-13T09:17:11+10:00August 10th, 2020||

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|

Defence Business Development 101

A one-day seminar that provides valuable information to help aspiring businesses prepare for their entry to the Defence market by engaging a thoughtful strategy, identifying tenders, following a logical response process, and making the best use of trade shows. There will also be the opportunity to meet with experienced regional Industry network leads for a tailored one-on-one consultation following the seminar from either Hunternet or AIDN NSW. An Expression of Interest application will be [...]

2020-03-31T14:33:07+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Events, Hunter Defence Readiness Seminar Series|

Defence Tendering 101

The Australian Industry and Defence Network Incorporated (AIDN) NSW, Hunter Defence and Goal Group have teamed to deliver a seminar for businesses that are seeking opportunities in the Defence market. Defence Tendering 101 The seminar, Defence Tendering 101, will be delivered by an exceptionally experienced presenter with over two decades of front-line Defence tendering and project implementation experience in Australia’s Defence Industry. The seminar provides valuable information to help aspiring businesses prepare for their first [...]

2020-03-23T11:34:18+11:00March 19th, 2020|Events, Hunter Defence Readiness Seminar Series|

Defence Cyber Regulatory Controls

The Defence Cyber Regulatory Controls seminar highlights Defence Regulatory Compliance as a requirement....and a Strategic Advantage, including: The rise of Supply-Chain Cyber Security; The current compliance environment (both commercial and Defence); How NIST SP800-171 will change the security landscape for the supply chain, and why that matters; The underlying goals of cyber security regulations; A tool for analyzing compliance exposure to primary global regulations; An understanding of ‘Risk’ in the Defence industry; A tool [...]

2020-03-31T14:39:17+11:00March 19th, 2020|Events, Hunter Defence Readiness Seminar Series|

Collaboration in Defence

A half-day seminar on collaboration in Defence. It will utilise case studies and experience from Industry professionals. This seminar will cover practical know-how, and exemplar case studies including: Why do we collaborate? The power (or non-power) of the NDA Why do it? Real considerations Capability fit Charter Values Professional network influence The fundamentals of ongoing negotiations Sub-contracting basics NDA Teaming Agreement Tendering Contract Deliverables IP Protection Register Interest Presented by Hunter Defence, AIDN [...]

2020-03-31T14:39:56+11:00March 19th, 2020|Events, Hunter Defence Readiness Seminar Series|
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