Strategy, Policy, and Industry Group – Department of Defence

Strategy, Policy, and Industry Group is the Department of Defence’s key policy development function to protect and further Australia’s national interests. Click here to read this article on the Department of Defence website https://www.defence.gov.au/spi/industry/capabilityplan/SovereignIndustrialCapabilityPriorities.asp

Australia’s low economic complexity – Infographic from AuManufacturing

Given Australia’s advanced society many were surprised, disbelieving even, when the latest Harvard Atlas of Economic Complexity rated us low on the complexity scale. Japan, Switzerland, and South Korea sit at the top of the ranking. Czech Republic ranked 6th in the world while the US slipped out of the top 10 into 12th position. Click here…

Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC) – Profile of Australia

Overview: In 2019 Australia was the number 13 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 19 in total exports, the number 23 in total imports, the number 12 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 79 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).…

Sovereign capability definition debate ongoing – Defence Connect

As the defence industry awaits the release of the government’s sovereign industrial capability plan, a key industry body has put forward its ideal definition of sovereign capability for the defence industry. Click here to read this article on Defence Connect Sovereign capability definition debate ongoing – Defence Connect

Govt finally backs sovereign cloud capability – InnovationAus

Foreign cloud companies such as Amazon and Microsoft would be restricted from handling certain government data sets as part of a new government plan following concerns over the security of COVIDSafe data. Click here to read this article on InnovationAus – Govt finally backs sovereign cloud capability

Digital trust and sovereign cyber capability – InnovationAus

For a government that has turned its attention to sovereign capability and supply chain issues in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, industry growth centre AustCyber has come up with some research that will make its hair curl. Click here to read this article on InnovationAus Digital trust and sovereign cyber capability

The Strategist – A super approach to solving Australia’s fuel storage woes?

While Energy Minister Angus Taylor has highlighted that Australia’s ‘supply chain resilience has meant that during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have not faced shortages’, he, and the government more broadly, have also acknowledged that Australia needs to improve its resilience. Click here to read this article on ASPI – The Australian Strategic Policy Institute – A super…