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Defence Connect Podcast

Jul 2, 2020

Founded almost 26 years ago, Aquaterro is today one of Australia's largest providers of operational, tactical and safety equipment to government, military and commercial end users.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by the company's founder and CEO, Graeme Bulte, to share the...


Jun 25, 2020

After serving as an army captain in Afghanistan, Jason Scanes was under the impression that his interpreter would be granted a special protection visa to join him in Australia.

Five years later, frustrated with the lack of transparency around the status of the application, Scanes founded Forsaken Fighters to support...


Jun 18, 2020

COVID-19 has shone a light on just how critical sovereign industry and manufacturing is to Australia's national security.

On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Robert Nioa, managing director of NIOA, Australia's largest privately-owned supplier of small arms and ammunition to the...


Jun 11, 2020

Veteran-owned consulting business Horsell has been providing personalised services in the defence space for the last 13 years.

On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Horsell's director and principal consultant, Drew Horsell, and professionalisation manager at KBR, Jon Westerland,...


Jun 4, 2020

On this episode of Defence Connect Insight, hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper are joined by the Hon. David Fawcett, senator for South Australia and chair of the parliamentary joint standing committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade.

Fawcett delves into the inquiry he is currently leading into the strategic...