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Australia’s Cyber Security Challenges

11 Aug 2020 By Hugo Seymour

On 10th August 2020, the Perth USAsia Centre convened a distinguished live and online “In Conversation” event on Australia’s most pressing cyber security challenges, featuring two of Australia’s eminent cyber security experts.

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The changing nature of cyber threats

29 Jul 2020 By Danielle Cave

On 10 August, the Perth USAsia Centre will host Danielle Cave from ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre for an in conversation with our Board member Professor Stephen Smith, former Australia Minister of Defence to talk about how this rapidly changing landscape is impacting everything from spycraft to government cyber strategies to the future of cyberspace.

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Australia’s New Regional Defence Strategy

06 Jul 2020 By Hugo Seymour

On 6th July 2020, Australia’s Defence Minister Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC delivered a public address before the Perth USAsia Centre and The University of Western Australia, concerning Australia’s evolving security challenges across the Indo-Pacific region in a post-COVID-19 environment.

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'Averting Crisis' authors lead roundtable discussion on US military and defence

13 Dec 2019 By Erin Watson-Lynn

Roundtable with the authors of the recent report published by the United States Studies Centre, ‘Averting Crisis: American strategy, military spending and collective defence in the Indo-Pacific’.

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India and Australia in an uncertain world

15 Oct 2019 By Hugo Seymour

Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, was our featured speaker at a recent roundtable discussion as part of the Centre’s distinguished Ambassador’s Dialogue program.

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Second Defence Conference Calls for Regional Collaboration

16 Aug 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot, Hugo Seymour

Perth USAsia Centre convened the second WA Indo-Pacific Defence Conference in partnership with Defence West on behalf of the State Government.

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Not entirely green: Renewables, critical materials and sustainability challenges

08 Aug 2019 By Isabella Leunig, Jeffrey Wilson

The issue of climate change has become one of the most prominent issues within the political and social landscape in recent years. The development and deployment of renewable energy technologies is one of most important steps in reducing greenhouse emissions. However, renewables – whether solar, wind, or geothermal – requires significant adaptions to our energy infrastructure networks. Energy storage systems, particularly the use of grid-connected batteries, will play an important role.

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Media Release: Defence on Government Agenda

10 Jul 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

Senior government officials, leaders from industry and the WA SME sector will come together to discuss critical issues and partnership opportunities for WA defence at the WA Indo-Pacific Defence Conference on Monday 12 August at Crown Towers, hosted by Perth USAsia Centre and Defence West on behalf of the WA Government.

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Australia’s strategic partnership with the US in the Indo-Pacific

26 Jun 2019 By Jeffrey Wilson

The Australian Consul-General in Honolulu, Ms Jane Hardy, presented a roundtable lunch to the Perth USAsia Centre community on Monday 24 June. Consul-General Hardy discussed Australia’s strategic partnership with the US in the Indo-Pacific, which a focus on defence cooperation.

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