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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Apr 8, 2021

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Senator David Fawcett, chair of joint standing committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade, discusses the government’s newly released report on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade.

Senator Fawcett discusses...


Apr 1, 2021

This week marked the 100-year anniversary of the RAAF, which culminated in one of the most ambitious flypasts attempted in years.

And a special occasion demands a special podcast. This week, host Phil Tarrant brings together Australian Aviation’s Adam Thorn and Defence Connect’s Liam Garman to discuss the past,...


Mar 25, 2021

In this episode of the Defence Insight Podcast, Major Cate Carter, course designer, Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics at the Australian Defence College, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss findings from her research into the relationship between Defence and the broader community.

MAJ Carter begins by discussing...


Mar 18, 2021

In this episode of the Defence Insight Podcast, Meryl Swanson, shadow assistant defence minister and federal member for Paterson, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the Labor opposition’s plan for Defence and defence industry.

Swanson begins by explaining why she chose to pursue a career in politics after years in...


Mar 8, 2021

In this episode of the Defence Insight Podcast, Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of navy engineering, joins host Phil Tarrant to recognise the contributions of women in Defence in celebration of International Women’s Day.

RADM Richards discusses her career journey, noting the shift in attitudes towards female...