Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    New directory showcasing local defence industry goes live

    3/07/2020 4:00 PM
    • State Government launches new Western Australian Online Defence Industry Capability Directory
    • About 120 WA businesses and organisations will benefit from national and overseas promotion
    • This milestone is a key outcome of the WA Defence and Defence Industries Strategic Plan 

    The McGowan Government has launched a new online directory to promote local defence industry businesses to assist the sector to secure national and international projects and create jobs.


    The new Western Australian Online Defence Industry Capability Directory is an important tool to showcase the local defence industry to buyers, and other defence industry companies both in Australia and overseas.


    Around 120 organisations are listed initially, including prime contractors, small to medium enterprises, training providers and universities because they closely match the immediate needs of the Federal Government's $200 billion investment in Defence capability.


    The online directory will be updated continually to capture the growth in Western Australia's defence industry and include more of the State's world-class, globally competitive businesses. Local companies can also contact Defence West to be considered for inclusion.


    The online directory replaces the original printed version, and will provide greater flexibility and reach for our defence industry towards procuring projects.


    The Western Australian Online Defence Industry Capability Directory is available at http://www.jtsi.wa.gov.au/economic-development/defence-west/wa's-defence-capability


    Comments attributed to Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia:


    "The Western Australian Online Defence Industry Capability Directory will be a powerful tool to promote the State's extensive defence capabilities.


    "The easy-to-use directory can be accessed by key decision makers in Australia, and the State Government's overseas offices will use it for promotion in overseas markets to help grow our defence exports.


    "This new online directory will help the local defence industry win more work and create jobs for Western Australians."


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