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RUSI Seminar Tuesday 23 November 2021

‘Island Australia – Improving Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Region’

Hear how the three Services of the ADF, defence industry and academia are working together to improve the resilience of Australia in these current challenging and uncertain times.

This seminar will be a combination of a web and face to face event.
To be held at the ANZAC Memorial Auditorium  - arrive 1230 for  seminar start time: 1300 - 1700 hrs

Opening Address given by RUSI NSW Patron the Governor Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC via a virtual presentation.

The topics and speakers will include:
The Contribution of RAN to Improving Resilience
by Commander Australian Fleet: RADM Mark Hammond AM RAN
Contribution of Forces Command to Improving Resilience 
by Commander Forces Command: MAJGEN Matt Pearse AM
Contribution of RAAF to Improving Resilience 
by Air Commander Australia: AVM Joe Iervasi AM CSC
Contribution of ADF to Civil Resilience 
by Commander 2nd Division: MAJGEN David Thomae AM
NSW Defence Industry Strategy and Resilience 
by NSW Defence Advocate: AVM Kym Osley AM CSC (Ret’d)
Contribution of NSW Based Industry to Improving Resilience 
by Chief Executive Officer of Thales Australia and New Zealand: Mr. Chris Jenkins
Contribution of Universities and Research in Improving Resilience 
by Vice Chancellor of University of Newcastle (and previous Chief Defence Scientist): Prof Alex Zelinsky AO.

Corrected link:  Click here to register and pay for the seminar  -  click on the book and pay button on this activities page.

This seminar is sponsored by Thales Australia and New Zealand.

You need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the Anzac Memorial. The seminar will be streamed live and all presentations will be published on our Video Theatre. Members will be advised of the stream link when available.

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