With the release earlier in the year of the Defence Export Strategy, and the subsequent creation of the Defence Export Office and the appointment of a Defence Export Advocate, there is now new infrastructure in place to manage the policy issues surrounding how the Nations’ defence industry is supported by Government to succeed in selling into the ADF and across the globe.
The four MSP consortiums are well underway and those of you who work as above and below the line service providers into Defence have likely established relationships with each.
Under the umbrella of the newly formed Australian Defence Alliance (ADA), AIDN-Vic is pleased to share the following opportunity to help inform on, and shape requirements for, the current and future needs of the sector when it comes to training.
In order to present the CDIC and other partners with the most informed guidance possible, AIDN-Vic and VDA Members are encourgaed to respond to the below survey, being run by the Defence Teaming Centre and in support of the ADA's mandate to provide a singular voice into stakeholders.This is where we all start coming together to improve SME success nationally.
In response to a recent request for submissions regarding the impact of new FTAs with China, Korea and Japan, AIDN-Vic raised a variety of issues related to the availability of support to defence SMEs in understanding the applicability and utility of FTAs.
On 30 July 2018 we provided testimony on the record to the Sub-Committee and envision continued engagement will occur as a result.
The AIDN VIC Board has resolved to withdraw its membership of AIDN National, effective as of 11 August 2018.
In a statement to members, AIDN VIC CEO, Claire Willette said the decision to part ways with AIDN National was made to address increasingly divergent outlooks on how to support SMEs in the defence industry and dual-use sectors.