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Audra McCarthy

Defence Teaming Centre

The role of the Australian electronics sector in establishing a sovereign defence industry capability

The decimation of Australia’s manufacturing sector was quickly discovered during COVID. Whilst the sector is not dead, the security of our manufacturing sector and its relationship to sovereignty was quickly discovered. So what is the definition of sovereignty?
What is the cost of sovereign manufacturing? And how does this relate to the electronics sector and what are the security implications for the electronics sector irrespective of whether they are supplying to defence or not.