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Shape, Deter, Respond: ASPI Conference 2021

The 2020 Defence Strategic Update set out a bold reform plan for Australian Defence policy that dramatically reassesses our strategic outlook and proposes a rapid strengthening of key military capabilities, underpinned by a larger sovereign industry base and expanded science and technology foundations.

Delivering on this ambitious reform agenda will not be an easy task. Australian governments face difficult budget allocation choices, a more contested strategic environment and will have to make some fundamentally important decisions around military capabilities. The Australian Defence Force and Defence Department will have to embark on root and branch cultural change if they are to deliver a faster, more adaptable, lateral and creative approach to policy making.

Moreover, the threat of grey zone competition presents hazards across Australian business and public administration. ASPI’s 2021 Conference, 'Shape, Deter Respond: Implementing the 2020 Defence Strategic Update' assesses the risks, threats and opportunities in executing this bold plan.

Given the Covid Normal operating environment in which the conference is taking place, the overall number of on-site participants will be limited. 

Register now to reserve your place.

For more information and to book a place, visit the conference page here.

For information on group bookings, please email Olivia Nelson: [email protected]