The 2019 Goldrick Seminar on Maritime Trade and its implications for Australian Defencewas held at the Australian Defence Force Academy on Wednesday 18 September. The highly successful event, in which the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan gave the Keynote Address (pictured), attracted around 200 attendees.
Speakers drawn from industry, government, academia and the attachécorps outlined the characteristics of maritime trade in Australia and our region and the implications for Defence in protecting this trade in times of tension or conflict.
It was clear from the event that more work is needed to fully understand the complexities and interdependencies of the sea trade which accounts for over 95% of Australia’s total trade. The ANI is keen to foster the further discussion on this vital maritime area of activity.
In coming weeks the ANI will post some of the excellent presentations by speakers on its website. In addition a report on the proceedings will be provided to the Chief of Navy.