Defence industries

Defence industries

Jul 20
The 2015 Defence White Paper findings and recommendations will drive future defence policy, military strategy and force structure. In Queensland there are implications for economic development in regional centres, Government funded industry support programs and the co-development of future infrastructure.


The Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Assistant Minister for Defence

Event overview

Australia’s defence industry is increasingly characterised by the presence of multinational companies, supported in many cases by local suppliers, often small to medium enterprises.  The Department of Defence will soon publish a 10 year Defence Industry Policy Statement to provide the sector with greater certainty and clarify Government priorities.  Expected changes in policy and structural reforms within the sector will impact domestic and foreign suppliers and service providers. 

CEDA welcomes Assistant Minister for Defence, The Hon. Stuart Robert to discuss key issues influencing defence policy, implications for the private sector and opportunities for future growth.
This CEDA member event is open to all staff of CEDA member organisations. Space is limited and we encourage you to book early to secure your place.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Stuart Robert MP
Assistant Minister for Defence

The Assistant Minister for Defence is responsible for implementation, personnel, science and technology policy, strategic direction and engagement. Roberts is the first in the role to have served in the military. After 12 years in the army he left to establish an IT services business which became a nationwide firm.

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