AUKUS, AUSMIN and the Quad: Insights after the Dust has Settled

Please join us for an in-depth Defence and Security conversation as we unpack developments following the AUKUS announcement, AUSMIN ministerial consultations and first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit. The UWA Defence and Security Institute warmly welcomes your attendance at our end of year public panel discussion and networking reception. This event will explore timely developments in AUKUS, AUSMIN and the Quad and what they will mean for Australia and Defence in WA. The strengthening of Australian involvement in emerging minilateral regional security and diplomatic architectures is a core…

Australia, Maritime Security and Sovereign Capabilities: A WA Perspective

The Navy Clearance Diver Trust (NCDT) along with the UWA Defence and Security Institute, The University of Western Australia and L3Harris are pleased to invite you to a public breakfast event focussed on Australia, maritime security and sovereign capabilities from a WA perspective. This event will feature a keynote address and remarks from three former Ministers for Defence and other key speakers as they engage in an in-depth panel discussion and Q&A on the current and potential future role of WA in the evolving defence landscape. There will be an opportunity prior to seating for attendees…

Private roundtable lunch with Vice Admiral Professor Paul Maddison, CMM MSM CD

Vice Admiral Maddison, Director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute, discussed his reflections on developing greater synergies between defence capability requirements, industry and the research and university sectors.  Located at UNSW Canberra, on Australian Defence Force Academy campus, Professor Maddison is responsible for enabling, facilitating and integrating UNSW’s ground-breaking defence research capacity across the whole of the university. With a mandate to build deeper relationships and increased collaboration with Commonwealth, State, industry and international partners,…

UWA Defence and Security Institute Public Event

This  public event focused on investigating the future of the U.S.-Australian Alliance under the new Biden Administration.  Australia’s relationship with the United States remains one of our most important strategic partnerships across defence, security, geopolitics, energy, environment, trade and investment.  This year, 2021, marks the 70th Anniversary of the ANZUS alliance, signed in San Francisco in 1951. Over the last 70 years the United States–Australia strategic partnership has proven to be remarkably adaptive. It has been able to respond to different geostrategic…

Private roundtable lunch with Brigadier Brett Chaloner, Commander 13 Brigade (WA)

Brigadier Chaloner discussed his changing role for the WA based 13th Brigade, the pivot in focus toward the Indian Ocean and the littoral approaches to WA, the refocusing of the Army’s 2nd Division and more broadly the thinking and changes in the Australian Army in response to the Defence Strategic Update. BRIG Chaloner entered Army via the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1991 and commissioned in 1994. Following service in Transport and Infantry, BRIG Chaloner completed Commando selection and reinforcement training and served in the 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (Commando)…

UWA Defence and Security Institute Launch

Official Launch of the UWA Defence and Security Institute with Mr Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence, and special guest speakers The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia and professor Amit Chakma, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM597lKym30

Defence and Strategy Forum Launch

The Program aims to bring new insights to Australian Defence and Security issues, with a particular focus on harnessing our local and regional Indo-Pacific expertise. The UWA Defence and Security Program will host a quarterly Defence and Strategy Forum. This invitation-only event will focus on bringing together key players in state government, defence industry and academia for a strategic conversation.

Perth Think & Drink with the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia

Think and Drink is a community based network to encourage discussion and debate in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. This initiative has been running for a number of years in the A.C.T. and recently kicked off in Adelaide with a talk by Professor Joanne Wallis. Topics of discussion for these groups have ranged from leadership, to harnessing national power; from defence industry to joint HQ structural reform; from fuel security to the U.S. elections. The program is designed to provide an accessible and social way to engage with professional development. Governor Beazley addressed the guests with…

UWA Defence and Security Program Inaugural Event

This UWA Defence and Security Program inaugural event focused on unpacking the nuances and detail of the 2020 Australian Defence Strategic Update and Force Structure Review and will discuss Indo-Pacific maritime security issues, Defence Industry, and regional perspectives of Australia’s new Strategy. Announced by the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Linda Reynolds, during her speech to the Perth USAsia Centre event at The University of Western Australia on July 6, the UWA Defence and Security Program, led by its Director Professor Peter Dean, is a UWA initiative supported…