Northern Territory Defence and national security strategy 2018

The refreshed Northern Territory Defence and national security strategy 2018 sets out our approach to the task of supporting our nation's Defence and national security objectives through a competitive industry, a skilled flexible workforce, a supportive community and a responsive government.

As one of the growth sectors in the Northern Territory’s economic development framework, the Defence and defence support industries have the potential to expand and diversify the Territory economy.

Developed in consultation with key stakeholders, the strategy covers six focus areas to enable the Territory to fully capitalise on the once in a generation opportunity from the significant renewal of Australia’s Defence capability. It articulates a clear path towards building and expanding industry capability, capturing innovation and research potential, and investments in strategic infrastructure.

The strategy highlights the role of the Territory within the dynamic Indo-Pacific region from a military, humanitarian, border security and economic standpoint. It positions the Territory to effectively engage with national and international stakeholders and decision makers, and recognises the importance of a strong Defence and national security presence in the north.

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Northern Territory Defence and national security strategy 2018 (2.4 mb)

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Last updated: 30 January 2019