In-Person

Business Speed Dating Event

...with Head of Land Systems
 

When: Thursday, 21st January 2021, 
From 6 - 9pm

Where: Batman's Hill on Collins (opposite Southern Cross Station)

The purpose
Gain at least 20 new contacts from the Defence Industry
 
 
 
Register Now Here
 
 
There are limited tickets due to restrictions

...so 
be quick before they run out!


Tickets
  • $33 ADA-Vic members
  • $66 for non-members


*** drinks and light refreshments provided ***
 
 
 
 
 
 
Head of Land Systems

MAJGEN Andrew Bottrell
 
 
More about the event
 
In-Person networking is very important to make headway in the Defence Industry!

Furthermore, through our member survey last year we understand that members want the opportunity to do business with other members.

So... we've developed a new style of networking event called 'Defence Industry Business Speed Dating'.

We are presenting a unique opportunity to network with other members to help you develop more work inside the Defence Industry with other Defence oriented businesses like yours.

The purpose

Gain 20 new contacts from the Defence Industry

How it will work

  1. Every 5 minutes (within the networking time) a bell will ring and everyone will change who they are speaking with to someone they haven't already spoken with.
  2. Head of Land Systems (HLS) MAJGEN Andrew Bottrell and his Division Heads will be in attendance. HLS will give a short presentation and then will be a part of the networking with attendees for the night.


Tickets are selling out fast

...so be quick before they run out!
 
 
 

Tickets
  • $33 ADA-Vic members
  • $66 for non-members


*** drinks and light refreshments provided ***
 
 
 
Monday, 11 January 2021 23:19

16th December - Latest Defence News from ADA-Vic

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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 23:48

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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 06:03

Developing Australia’s Space Industry

 

The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources has commenced an inquiry into Developing Australia’s Space Industry.

The Chair of the Committee, Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, said ‘Australia’s space industry is growing rapidly. The Australian Space Agency has a goal to triple the size of the sector to $12 billion and create an additional 20,000 jobs over the next decade. This inquiry will examine ways to achieve this.’

Space is an industry that inspires, fascinates and excites people. Generally, rockets and astronauts come to mind when we think about the space industry, but its technology and equipment are very much a part of our day-to-day lives, for example weather forecasting and GPS technology. There are enormous opportunities for individuals, organisations, and communities to take advantage of this growing sector, particularly in rural and regional areas, Mr Joyce said.

The Committee’s inquiry will examine the breadth of opportunities presented by Australia’s space industry and what is required to strengthen support of our domestic and international space related activities. This includes the development of space technology and equipment, commercialisation of research and development, future workforce requirements, and international collaboration.

The Committee would like to hear from interested people, organisations and agencies working in space related fields.  Submissions to the inquiry should be received by 29 January 2021. 

The terms of reference for the inquiry can be found on the Committee’s website.

Media enquiries:
Please contact Sam Woods at the Office of Hon Barnaby Joyce MP on (02) 6761 3080.

For background information: 
Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

(02) 6277 4114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interested members of the public may wish to track the committee via the website. Click on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner and use the forms to login to My Parliament or to register for a My Parliament account.

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Wednesday, 02 December 2020 02:12

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Monday, 30 November 2020 22:21

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With the unprecedented amount of additional funding, attention and scrutiny placed on Defence and Defence contracts in the past twelve months, becoming a supplier in the Defence Industry continues to be a smart and rewarding decision.

Last week there was another positive sign from Government when Australia's Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC released the new Defence Transformation Strategy - Lead the Way.

What does it mean?

Lead the Way: Defence Transformation Strategy provides the vision and framework for long-term, enterprise-wide transformation. Continuous transformation will enhance Defence’s capacity to continually adapt as our strategic circumstances change (downloads below).

 

The new Defence Transformation Strategy provides Defence with the vision and framework for long-term, enterprise-wide transformation.

The 2020 Defence Strategic Update identifies that Australia’s security environment has deteriorated. Major power competition, military modernisation, disruptive technological change and new threats are all making our region less safe. As the strategic environment changes around us, we have to change with it.

Defence, as a matter of necessity, must continue to improve its ability to deliver on its current commitments while retaining the organisational capacity to anticipate and respond effectively to strategic challenges.

We recognise that the Defence enterprise is a strategic national asset, and we are responsible for it.

Just as we raise, train and sustain our military capabilities and our uniformed people, we must also ensure our enterprise can always adapt to our changing strategic environment.

This requires a high-performing One Defence enterprise with a culture that embraces continuous improvement.

Defence must lead the way in clearly demonstrating our ability to deliver our enterprise outcomes, and to provide maximum value to the people of Australia.

This means that we must have the ability to:

  • Learn about our environment, our risks, our opportunities, and our own performance
  • Evolve how we operate our enterprise, support and develop our people, and deepen our partnerships
  • Align our priorities, our processes, our systems, and how we engage and communicate inside and outside Defence, and
  • Deliver the Defence Mission and strategic effects, through our capabilities, our services, and by clearly demonstrating Defence’s value to the nation.

To achieve this ability, we require:

  • continuous improvement culture, based on our Values and Behaviours, clear accountabilities and trusted information.
  • An enduring system for transforming the Defence enterprise – this will be a continuous process to align resources to priorities, reform activities, opportunities and risks in accordance with our evolving strategy.
  • Priority reform areas of focus, which includes:
    • Driving Improved Capability Delivery.
    • Strengthening Defence’s approach to Australian Industry capability, including innovation, export and harnessing opportunities from Australian science and technology.
    • Adopting a strategic approach to Defence enterprise resilience and supply chain assurance. 
    • Improving Defence’s Strategic Workforce Planning, Learning and Management. 
    • Instituting an improved enterprise performance measurement and reporting framework. 
    • Improving Defence engagement and communications. 

The initiatives in this Strategy will help us to work together as One Defence to continuously improve and adapt to face our challenges.

 

Come and hear how SMEs can best position for success in the Australian Space Industry on Thursday, 3rd December from the 10.00am-12.00pm.



In this webinar, the Australian Space Agency will deliver updates on pathways into the space industry.

 

The Australian Space Agency exists to:

- coordinate civil space matters across government
- support the growth and transformation of Australia’s space industry


The session will be introduced by ADA-Vic CEO Sean Farrell and Victoria's Chief Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples.

 

The Timetable:

10.00 - 10.10 Welcome and Introduction CEO ADA-Vic Sean Farrell and Dr Amanda Caples (Victoria’s Lead Scientist)
10.10 - 10.40 Australian Space Agency  Moon To Mars - Supply Chain
10.50 - 11.10 Australian Space Agency Demonstrator Program 
11.10 - 11.35  Meet the member(s)
11.35 - 11.50  Q&A session and discussion 
11.50 - 12.00   Concluding remarks
12.00  - Event concludes 

 

Please Register here 

If you have any difficulties registering, please contact ADA/VDA, ON 03 8658 5707 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Thursday, 19 November 2020 04:24

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Thursday, 19 November 2020 03:19

CDIC Grants Re-Open

Last month, Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, announced a range of changes to CDIC grant programs to provide greater support for Australia’s defence industry.

These grant programs have been closed for 2 weeks to implement the changes, and are reopening today. Key changes include increases in minimum and maximum grant funding and lowering of the co-contribution requirement for industry.

If you have a draft application open for any of the following grant programs, you will need to restart your application under the new guidelines:

  • Capability Improvement Grant
  • Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant
  • Defence Global Competitiveness Grant

You can access your draft application until 10 December 2020 for the purposes of copying data to a new application

 

For more information please see the CDIC defence industry grants page HERE

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