Add a bookmark to get started

12 August 20201 minute read

Australia makes changes in defense and procurement strategy

Australia is implementing changes in its defense strategy and procurement rules that are important to international contractors. 

On July 1, 2020, Australia announced a pivot in its defense posture and strategy based on increased spending, force projection, and enhanced capability to meet the regional disruption caused by China’s actions in the region. 

Separately, Australia’s federal, state, and territory governments are in the process of adjusting their procurement frameworks to give effect to Australia’s obligations under international free trade agreements.  New procurement rules are making procurement processes fairer for contractors and providing stronger legal and "protest" rights if the rules are breached.

For further information and analysis of these developments, click on the articles below from our Australian defense and procurement team:

Australia pivots its defence strategy

Australian Government overhauls its procurement legislation to give better protection to suppliers, contractors and consultants

Learn more about our government contracting and procurement work worldwide by contacting Richard P. Rector.