On 10 October Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, briefed more than 35 overseas defence representatives as part of a government bid to boost defence exports.
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) stated that the briefing was integral to the government’s Defence Overseas Representation Seminar, a three-week training course. The statement added that Pyne spoke to the representatives to “highlight their vital role in promoting the export of our defence materiel”.
Citing Pyne, the DoD said, “Greater success in defence exports helps defend Australia. Exporting companies are higher performing, more innovative, and more able to support Australia’s own defence capability needs.”
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