Greg Combet AM is Victoria's first Defence Industry Advocate, appointed in April 2016.
Drawing on his extensive knowledge and understanding of the Australian defence industry, Greg represents Victoria on defence industry matters, advocates Victoria’s interests to key stakeholders nationally and internationally, and provides the State Government with strategic advice on defence industry related issues.
Greg is the Chair of the Defence Council Victoria, which advises the Victorian Government on strategies to develop and sustain Victoria's defence industry capabilities.
During his high profile and successful six years in Cabinet, Ministerial and Parliamentary Secretary roles in the Australian Government, Greg was Minister for Industry and Innovation, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and Minister for Defence Personnel, Science and Materiel.
Prior to this he held the role of Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Secretary for eight years and Assistant Secretary for six years before that.
Greg is Deputy Chair of IFM Investors, Deputy Chair of Industry Super Australia and a Director of ME Bank.
In Combet's Corner, Greg gives his thoughts on current Victorian defence industry news, developments and opportunities. New posts are published every two months.
In this edition of Combet's Corner, Greg talks about the result of the tender for LAND 400 Phase 2, what the Victorian Government is doing to help Victorian suppliers participate in SEA 5000, and what the OneSKY program means for Victoria. He also gives an update on his recent visit to Chemring Australia’s Lara facility
In this edition of Combet's Corner, Greg talks about attracting suppliers to the Future Submarines and Future Frigates Programs to Victoria, the University of Melbourne’s announcement that its School of Engineering will move to Fishermans Bend, LAND 400 Phase 2, and the Defence CRC in Trusted Autonomous Systems.
In this edition of Combet’s Corner, Greg gives an update on his meetings during the PACIFIC 2017 expo and talks about the Defence Cooperative Research Centre in Trusted Autonomous Systems.
In this edition of Combet’s Corner, Greg talks about LAND 400 Phase 2, the proposed Defence Cooperative Research Centre in Trusted Autonomous Systems and the SEA 500 and SEA 1180 projects.
In this edition of Combet's Corner, Greg talks about naval shipbuilding, LAND 400 Phase 2 and his recent trip to Bendigo, where he visited Thales, Australian Defence Apparel and the Australian Turntable Company.
The Victorian Government’s Defence Industry eNewsletter keeps decision makers and Australia’s defence industry informed about the latest news and developments in Victoria’s defence sector.