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The security of Australia’s global supply chains is under increasing strain. This is driven by both traditional supply chain challenges such as the COVID pandemic, as well as strategic factors associated with rising geopolitical competition.
While supply chain risks are felt economy-wide, they are especially pressing for mission-critical Defence and defence industries. There is now a globally recognised need to invest in improving the resilience of defence supply chains.
Developed with the support of the Department of Defence’s Strategic Grants Program, this report takes stock of the security of Australia’s defence supply chains, and maps a resilience agenda for the industry’s future.