By Gill Savage and John Coyne
Nations aren’t built in silos. Nation-building, especially in Australia’s north, requires vision, leadership, cooperation and courage in spades.
The Department of Defence is a significant economic player in northern Australia, and its investments have intrinsic value to the whole nation. Capitalising on Defence ventures is therefore crucial to successful nation-building, particularly in this region. Doing so, however, will require a change in the way defence industries are scaled.