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Sovereign, resilience and schedule assurance in defence space acquisition

With Australian Defence spending set to surpass the global benchmark at 2.5 percent of GDP, a series of key military acquisitions have emerged in what Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described as “the most consequential strategic realignment since the Second World War.” Beneath the seas, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) will acquire eight nuclear powered…

10 Nov 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Luke McLeod: How Defence is Transforming Base Services

Defence is entering a new paradigm, preparing to engage with industry on the fourth generation of lucrative contracts for Estate and Base Services. As Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price recently told Australian Defence Magazine (ADM), the department is getting ready to start engaging industry on future long-term contracts worth about $1.2 billion a year. “Defence wants to…

30 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Defence & Security | Healthcare | Legal

Eliminating PFAS from firefighting sites – Fire & Rescue NSW

It has been three years since per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) – chemicals once used in food packaging, cooking hardware and firefighting foam – were first banned in Australia, after being exposed as an environmental and health threat. Since then the body of evidence highlighting the toxicity of PFAS chemicals has grown, as have…

20 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Australia needs a military approach to liquid fuel security – John Blackburn AO

Retired Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO has criticised Australia’s approach to ensuring national liquid fuel security ahead of the Australian Liquid Fuel Security Conference, claiming it has been “delayed, reactive, insufficient and out of touch”. Discussions around the preservation of Australia’s few remaining oil refineries began at the turn of the millennium - bolstered by…

7 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Northern Australia as a launch point for pushing Australian and US military and political influence north

Last month the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) deployed its full complement of US Marines in the Northern Territory for the first time. A major milestone since the MRF-D began seconding troops to train alongside the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in 2012. Since then almost 7000 personnel have travelled for the six-month rotations, which involve various uni- and…

4 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Infrastructure

What you need to know about the renewal of the Defence estate

The Defence Estate is one of Australia’s largest real estate portfolios, supporting more than 100,000 personnel across the Australian Defence Organization. With many of its assets - bases, wharves, airfields, training and testing ranges - now considerably aged, developing and maintaining the estate was cited as a key priority of the 2016 Defence White Paper;…

20 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Healthcare | Social Policy

The physical and mental health of young people in youth detention: A global scoping review

A systematic review of the health of young people in youth detention is expected to reveal, for the first time, a detailed and accurate picture of their physical and mental health, in a bid to entice further government intervention and investment. The research – undertaken by Dr. Rohan Borschmann and peers at the University of…

30 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

To serve and protect – keeping the basic promise in today’s law enforcement landscape

The nature of law enforcement is changing against a backdrop of globalisation and advanced technological enablement. Vulnerable communities are no longer restricted to postcodes, with the emergence of darknet markets and digital currencies broadening victim and criminal profiles; and blurring national and jurisdictional boundaries. As technology advances, crime rates also appear to be keeping pace.…

22 Jul 2019, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

How drones are helping to recruit STEM graduates into the Defence Force

Drone technology is helping to attract young people into the Defence force in an increasingly competitive STEM recruitment landscape. Much like the rest of the world, Australia is experiencing a shortage of STEM-qualified entrants into the - now heavily STEM-dominated - job market, and drones are helping to bridge this gap. Drones have reached an…

20 Jun 2019, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Planning & Design

Addressing the complex needs of young offenders

Youth detention provides an opportunity to positively intervene in the lives of disadvantaged young people, address their complex needs, and restore them to productive, high-functioning members of society. However, a report by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office has found that the current system does not adequately address the needs of young offenders on a number of…

30 May 2019, by Informa Insights
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