Australia’s military industrial complex is expanding on a massive scale – and this started well before the recent AUKUS military pact with the US and UK.
How have governments laid the groundwork for this in the past few years?
What can we expect as the global weapons industry, hardwired for corruption, comes hunting for ever-greater profits?
Michelle Fahy, independent researcher and journalist, and Andrew Feinstein, Executive Director of Shadow World Investigations, lay it out for us.
Produced and presented by Zelda Grimshaw and the team at Wage Peace
Sound design contributions by Reza Dien: https://on.soundcloud.com/zCWAbDcuyYh7WcKz9; https://www.youtube.com/@rezadienchannel7265
Sounds also from Spoonbill: https://soundcloud.com/spoonbill
Links mentioned in the episode:
Michelle Fahy’s Undue Influence: https://undueinfluence.substack.com/
If you have any info on revolving doors between Defence and Weapons Corporations, please send it to Michelle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shadow World Investigations: shadowworldinvestigations.org/
Shadow World, the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAJkmxBd2EA
Shadow World, the book (look it up at your favourite book seller): https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/nov/27/shadow-world-andrew-feinstein-review
An update to this episode: earlier this year former Defense Minister Brendan Nelson became President of Boeing International, a promotion from his position as President of Boeing Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific.
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