Common heritage, shared history and moving forward into a contested environment – VADM Paul Maddison, UNSW

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Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Paul Maddison joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the commonalities between Australia and Canada and the role both nations will play in navigating an increasingly contested Indo-Pacific.

Shifting towards his new role as the inaugural head of the University of New South Wales Defence Research Institute, Maddison will discuss one of the primary focuses of the freshly minted UNSW Defence Research Institute, which is to nurture and strengthen international relationships, particularly within the Five Eyes network, mainly the US, UK, New Zealand and Canada.

Finally, Maddison will speak to the role of defence innovation in the Australian industry and defence ecosystems, and the role the nation's entrepreneurial spirit will play in providing capability enhancements for the ADF and broader alliance network - as part of this, Maddison will discuss the collaborative nature of contemporary research and development within Australia and UNSW in particular, and the role it plays in supporting Australia's defence industry.

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