How does Defence interact with and influence industry?
What drives the relationship between Defence and industry?
How do both sides benefit?
Military - Industrial Complex
The military–industrial complex (MIC) describes the relationship between a nation's military and the defence industry that supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influences public policy.
Military Industrial Complex - Article
The Military Industrial Complex was a phrase used by outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower when warning of a close relationship between the government and its defence industry.
Defence Industry - White Paper
The Defence Industry Policy Statement provides the foundation to take the partnerships between Defence and industry to new levels of cooperation, with a focus on stronger, more strategic partnerships and closer alignment between industry investment and Defence capability needs. Initiatives in the Defence Industry Policy Statement will see the development of a technologically advanced, innovation‐driven and sustainable Australian defence industrial base, which is well placed to assist Defence in protecting Australia’s national interests.