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Defence Connect Podcast


Sep 12, 2019

In this podcast former commander, Forces Command, Australian Army, turned Adjunct Professor for Monash University and director of L3 Technologies Australia, Major General Gus McLachlan joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss his new role as supporting the research and development capability of one of Australia's leading universities, Monash University.

During this podcast, McLachlan will also discuss the growing concerns about the integrity and possibility of foreign influence on Australia's university campuses and the moves in the United States to protect their own universities and research and development organisations from foreign interference, espionage and intellectual property theft.

McLachlan will also expand on the powerful force multiplying role Australia's universities and research and development capabilities bring to the nation and the role they play in supporting the development of Australia's national security and future defence capabilities.

Finally, McLachlan will also take a closer look at the role Australia will play in the increasingly contested Indo-Pacific region and how the modernisation, recapitalisation and expansion of Australia's defence and defence industrial capabilities will figure into the broader regional dynamics as they continue to unfold.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team