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We open this Defence Week with a review of ANAO's report into the 'high risks' in Australia's national shipbuilding program. The report specifically highlights the 'extreme risks' of forwarding construction of the Future Frigates to 2020, despite Defence claims to the contrary.

In other news, Christine Zeitz of Leidos reveals her strategy for implementing a flexible workplace, ADM speak to veterans running their own businesses at a Prince's Trust event, Dassault Systémés staff move in at the University of Adelaide, a new aircraft maintenance program opens in WA, Fincantieri finds another local partner ahead of Sea 5000, welding fumes are reclassified as carcinogenic, and some ex-Navy ships are on sale for anyone interested.

Finally, we announced the finalists for the Women in Defence Awards this week - check out the full list here. Tickets for the awards gala are almost sold out, and are now waiting-list only. Please email Jessica Havard for more information.

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ANAO report warns of high risks in shipbuilding program

Defence has warned the government that the country’s naval shipbuilding plan for submarines, frigates and offshore patrol vessels carries high to extreme risk, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) disclosed in a review released on 10 May. Read more
Christine Zeitz spoke of the need for flexible working conditions.
Christine Zeitz/Leidos via LinkedIn

Diversity makes a business stronger: Zeitz of Leidos

Engineering Australia and the Institute of Managers and Leaders hosted head of Leidos Australia Christine Zietz this week for a Q&A session on ‘Policy vs Practice - How Diversity sparks Innovation’. Read more
The Prince's Lead Your Own Business Advisory Council Chairman HE Gen David Hurley DSC AC, Governor of New South Wales, hosted alumni, supporters and sponsors at Government House. 
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Prince’s Trust event highlights post-service opportunities for veterans

A number of veterans that have successfully started their own businesses were recently hosted by NSW Governor Gen David Hurley at Government House. Read more
The new centre will strengthen cooperation between Dassault and the University. Credit: Michael Haddy via Twitter

New home for Dassault Systèmes at University of Adelaide

Dassault Systèmes and the University of Adelaide have further strengthened their strategic partnership, with the announcement that Dassault Systèmes will establish its South Australian regional centre on campus at the university. Read more
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Two apprentices at the new training facility. Credit: Aviation Australia

Aircraft maintenance training begins in WA

The commencement of Aviation Australia’s first Western Australian aircraft maintenance training course has begun at the new Jandakot facility. Read more
Fincantieri is increasing Australian partnerships ahead of Sea 5000.
Filippo Vinardi

Fincantieri partners with Titomic

Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic has announced it has entered into an MoU with Fincantieri. Read more
Welding fumes are now understood to be carcinogenic. 

Welding fumes a cancer risk

Welding fume has now been reclassified from “possibly carcinogenic to humans” to its new Group 1 classification as “Carcinogenic to Humans”. Read more
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Ex-Navy ships for sale

Three ex-Navy ships are on sale to the general public. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 492 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF plus a separate PDF of the weekly tenders. Read more
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Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM May 2018

In our May 2018 edition, ADM presents Electronic Warfare. We discuss artificial intelligence and the electromagnetic future, and talk with Chemring Australia CEO Joe Farah in From the Source. Read more

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Following the official launch of the new ASDEFCON Technical Data/ Intellectual Property (TD/IP) framework on 11 April, roadshows have been scheduled around the country from May to July 2018. Read more

Meet the Chiefs - Secretary of Defence

Defence Secretary Greg Moriarty will speak at the National Press Club for the first time since taking on the role. Read more

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