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Life after Parliament and the changing geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, with Scott Morrison
10-05-2024
Life after Parliament and the changing geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, with Scott Morrison
In this exclusive episode of Momentum Media's Defence Connect Podcast, senior journalist Robert Dougherty is joined by former prime minister and treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison. The pair discuss: Morrison’s departure from politics and plans for the future, his new role as non-executive vice-chairman at American Global Strategies, and as adviser with venture capital firm DYNE.A recent visit to South Korea, Australia’s relationships in the Indo-Pacific as well as speculation surrounding defence companies Hanwha and Austal.About a modern, grey-zone Cold War between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.Australia’s increasingly complex relationship with the People’s Republic of China and a recent incident between a PLA fighter jet and a Royal Australian Navy helicopter.The empowerment of Australia’s closest neighbourhood partnerships with Nauru and the Solomon Islands, and maintaining the Indo-Pacific status quo.Australian involvement in, and the behind-the-scenes formation of, the AUKUS trilateral partnership, its original intent and vision.The US presidential election and possible re-election of Donald Trump.The accomplishments and downfalls of Morrison’s career in politics and during his time as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia.Morrison’s own experiences with Australian Defence Force equipment such as F-35 stealth aircraft, Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles and a personal favourite – the Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team