Who Should Be A Member?
The term 'defence industry' is used to encompass enterprises across all categories and sectors that do business with Defence, either directly or through other contractors. While some products and services certainly relate to weapons systems and platforms such as ships and planes, most consist of ordinary items vial to the life of any community.
The Australian Industry and Defence Network of Western Australia is the peak body for businesses and related agencies within Western Australia's $620 million defence sector. AIDN-WA is committed to representing the interests of WA's defence sector, and providing it with a collective voice.
The Network is an incorporated association entirely financed by members' annual fees, and exists to pursue the interests of its members and the industry as a whole.
It is a not-for-profit organisation and has no paid staff. An Executive Committee is elected at each Annual General Meeting and office bearers serve on a voluntary basis, often expending many unpaid hours for the benefit of members and the industry as a whole.
Women In Leadership Panel
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has focused on increasing the participation of women in its workforce and integrating women into non-traditional military roles. The Navy, for example, has committed to a female participation target of 25% by 2023.
The Women in Australian Defence Force Report 2014–2015 shows that the overall proportion of female ADF officers nationally rose to 18.8%. After concerted efforts to improve women’s prospects in leadership roles, the proportion of female officers in the senior leadership group rose from 10.7% in 2013–2014 to 10.9% (1 woman). The total number of women in the permanent ADF, located in WA, was 16% as at 30 June 2015
Despite significant commitment at a senior level to achieve gender equality, progress has been slower than anticipated, which is similar in experience to a number of other non-Defence related sectors.
Join our diverse panel from Defence Sector industries as they share:
You will be invited to ask questions and share your own views in the discussion during the interactive Q&A segment moderated by Serge DeSilva, President of the Australian Industry & Defence Network WA.
Guest Speakers include: