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One Defence: One Direction? The First Principles Review of Defence

Speakers Peter Jennings, Dr Andrew Davies, Dr Mark Thomson (ASPI), Major General Paul Symon and AO (Department of Defence)

Please join us for a panel discussion to launch the forthcoming ASPI Special Report One Defence: One Direction? The First Principle’s Review of Defence by Mr Peter Jennings PSM, Dr Andrew Davies and Dr Mark Thomson.

The recently released First Principles Review of Defence will fundamentally reshape the organisation. With the goal of creating an integrated ‘One Defence’ enterprise, the forthcoming changes to Defence will see its structure, governance and processes revamped. Of particular interest is the decision to reincorporate the Defence Materiel Organisation fully into Defence and the adoption of a new ‘end-to-end’ capability development process. With a new White Paper due later this year and critical decisions pending on replacing the Collins-class submarines, the changes come at a critical time for the Australian Defence Force.

  • Mr Peter Jennings PSM - Executive Director, ASPI
  • Dr Andrew Davies – Director of Research and Senior Analyst Defence Capability, ASPI
  • Dr Mark Thomson – Senior Analyst Defence Economics, ASPI
  • Major General Paul Symon, AO - Department of Defence





Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings is the executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) a position he has held since May 2012.