Defence industry policies and programs
Defence is making its capability requirements clearer so that Australian businesses, academic and research organisations can understand what Defence needs and make appropriate investment in their own capabilities.
The 2016 Defence White Paper sets out a comprehensive, responsible long-term plan for Australia’s defence. Australian industry will play a major role in delivering the plans in the Defence White Paper.
The CDIC encourages any business looking to work in the defence industry to read these documents.
The Defence White Paper is complemented by:
- the Integrated Investment Program which outlines the $195 billion of Defence capability investment and provides industry with the certainty to invest in people and infrastructure
- the Defence Industry Policy Statement which provides the foundation to take the partnerships between Defence and industry to new levels of cooperation, with a focus on stronger, more strategic partnerships and closer alignment between industry investment and Defence capability needs.
These documents establish or strengthen strategic initiatives designed to maximise the opportunities for Australian industry, including:
- Recognising industry as a Fundamental Input to Capability
- Defence Capability Life Cycle and Smart Buyer
- A naval shipbuilding industry
- Sovereign industrial capabilities
- Defence Industrial Capability Plan
- Defence Export Strategy
- Global Supply Chain Program
- Defence Industry Skilling and STEM
- Australian Industry Capability Program
- Defence Industry Participation Policy