XXXVIII, No 9, 04/05/2020
Australia announces new AIC contractual framework to support SMEs – pledges stronger enforcement
Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, is planning to toughen the Australian Industry Capability (AIC) program. The move comes in response to shortcomings exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The minister said that COVID-19 is creating “unprecedented challenges” for the local defence industry and additional support is needed to support small businesses in the defence sector.