Victoria’s defence industry Advocate promotes Victoria's defence industry interests to key stakeholders nationally and internationally, and provides the Victorian Government with strategic advice on defence industry-related issues.
In February 2019, the Victorian Government appointed renowned industry and government defence expert John O’Callaghan as the new Victorian Defence Industry Advocate to showcase Victoria’s defence capabilities across Australia and overseas.
Mr O’Callaghan has been a member of the Defence Council Victoria since 2017 and has worked as a senior executive in both government and industry roles in the defence sector.
In his role as advocate Mr O’Callaghan will play a leading role in promoting Victoria’s brightest defence talent and best technology to the world, working with contractors, supply chain companies and R&D organisations to ensure our sector grows to create more jobs and more economic benefit for the state. Mr O’Callaghan takes over the position from Victoria’s first ever Defence Industry Advocate, Greg Combet AM.
Commentary from Victoria’s Defence Industry Advocate on current Victorian defence industry news, developments and opportunities. New posts are generally 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.
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