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Conference Proceedings: Sharpening the Edge of Australia’s National Deterrence Capability

Sharpening the Edge of Australia’s National Deterrence Capability

National Gallery of Australia

30 March 2023

Final Report

Dr Robbin Laird

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More articles from Dr Laird are posted in Event Proceedings

Synopsis and Program

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Welcoming Remarks

AIRMSHL Geoff Brown AO (Retd)

Sir Richard Williams Foundation


SQNLDR Sally Knox

Sir Richard Williams Foundation

Fundamentals of Deterrence

AIRMSHL John Harvey AM (Retd)

Deterrence from a UK Perspective


Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force

Resilience and Deterrence

Mike Pezzullo AO

Secretary, Department of Home Affairs

Integrated Deterrence

Gen. Ken Wilsbach

Commander, Pacific Air Forces

Reinvigorating the Industrial Base

Dr Alan Dupont AO CEO, The Cognoscenti Group

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Manufacturing Deterrence

Ken Kota

Vice President, Australian Defense Strategic Capabilities Office, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Lockheed Martin

Defence and Industry Policy Implications

Kate Louis

Head of Defence and Industry Policy, Australian Industry Group

Deterrence by Detection

Jake Campbell, AM

Triton Program Director Australia, Northrop Grumman

Operating Critical Infrastructure in Space

Nick Leake

Head of Satellite and Space Systems, Optus

Nuclear Submarines as a Deterrence

VADM Jonathan Mead AO, RAN

Chief Nuclear Powered Submarine Taskforce

Chief of Army Perspective

LTGEN Simon Stuart AO, DSC

Chief of Army

Chief of Air Force Perspective

AIRMSHL Robert Chipman AM, CSC

Chief of Air Force


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