The New Daily – Australia’s capacity to manufacture goods lowest in developed world: Report

A new report has found Australia has the lowest level of manufacturing self-sufficiency of any OECD country, prompting calls for the Morrison government to appoint a minister for Australian sovereign capability. Read the full article on The New Daily:

Local battery industry a no-brainer, urgent review needed

A report by industrial manufacturing experts has concluded Australia needs an urgent 100-day review of its supply chains to identify gaps in sovereign manufacturing capabilities because economic opportunities are going begging in areas that include battery mineral value-adding. See the full article on the Australian Financial Review:

Report: manufacturing self-sufficiency levels leave us “precariously dependent” – AUManufacturing

A new report carried out by Flinders University researchers for the Australian Sovereign Capability Alliance has said the nation lacks a proper national strategy around capability, and recommends a 100-day review of supply chains. See the full article on the AUManufacturing website here:

Op-Ed: Sustaining sovereign innovation for Australia’s cyber-physical interests – Defence Connect

The last month or so has seen unprecedented levels of focus and interest in Australia’s approach to cyber security and the trust we place in data, digital infrastructures and interconnected value and supply chains. Sustaining that is critical to national security, explain Michelle Price, CEO of AustCyber, and Alex Scandurra, CEO of Stone & Chalk. Click here to read this…

Sovereignty is the key to defence industry policy – The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Sovereignty is now the buzzword of defence industry policy, applied liberally to whatever project is under discussion. The idea has been further entrenched in the defence lexicon following publication of the long-awaited Defence Industrial Capability Plan (DICP), as well as the announcement of Australia’s sovereign industry capability priorities (SICP) and accompanying capability assessment framework. The DICP may be an…

Defense Industrial Strategy – UK Government Services

Defence Values for Acquisition This statement of values is intended to shape the behaviour of all those involved in acquisition, including Ministers, Defence Management Board members, customers at all levels, the scrutiny community, project teams in the various delivery organisations and our private sector partners. Read this on – Defence Industrial Strategy Defence White…