The Ai Group Defence Council is the peak national representative body for the Australian defence industry. The role of the Defence Council is to address significant issues that impact the defence industry.
The Defence Council is a forum for building and developing the shared interests of the industry through its National Executive and Working Groups which inform policy development, develop initiatives, and promote the shared interests of Defence and industry.
The Defence Council brings Government, Defence and defence industry together for the benefit of national security and the growth and development of the national defence industry.
Member benefits include
If you are also an Ai Group member you can access the following services:
Membership with the Ai Group Defence Council makes good strategic sense for your business and others in the industry.
For further information about the Defence Council, contact: Kate Louis (Head - Defence and National Security) at email@example.com, or Cathrine Whitmore (EA to Kate Louis) on (02) 6233 0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ai Group runs a number of Workplace Relations policy industry meetings on a sector basis. For more information on the Defence Industries meetings contact National Manager for Workplace Relations Policy Nicola Street.
Visit the Defence Reserves website to find out about your role, rights and responsibilities when you employ a member of the Defence Reserves. Or contact the Defence Reserves Support help line on 1800 803 485.
Kate joined the Australian Industry Group in 2017 following an extensive career in the Department of Defence.
Kate joined the Department of Defence as a graduate in 1997. She has extensive experience with Defence capability development, acquisition, contestability and industry policy. Her final position with Defence was First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy Division where Kate was responsible for the effective implementation of the Government’s approach to Defence Industry policy.
As the Executive Director of the Ai Group Defence Council, Kate has the privilege of working with industry and Defence to provide trusted policy advice and help build the Defence and industry partnership.
Kate has a Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.
The Workplace Advice Line is Ai Group’s national telephone advisory service for all your on the spot workplace related questions.
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