WA DEFENCE REVIEW Appoints High-Level Editorial Advisory Group

11 February 2021

WA DEFENCE REVIEW has appointed an Editorial Advisory Group to extend the depth of its access to cross-community and multi-disciplinary expertise. The group consists of current or retired senior Defence officials, industry advocates and scholars.  

The purpose of the group is to engage its members individually, as required, as a sounding board on matters pertaining to WA DEFENCE REVIEW core functions, namely the Annual PublicationEvents ProgramVideo Channel and The Pragmatist: Policy Blog of WA DEFENCE REVIEW.

The move reflects WA DEFENCE REVIEW’s ongoing development toward becoming one of the leading defence communications and events platforms in Australia.

Commenting on the significance of the group’s establishment the Governor of Western Australia and former Defence Minister, the Hon Kim Beazley AC, observed: 

“WA DEFENCE REVIEW’s launch of an Editorial Advisory Group composed of senior and accomplished professionals from across the spectrum of defence, industry and academia is a clear demonstration of its success in fostering ongoing and credible debate on Australian defence from a west coast perspective.

“This development comes at a crucial point. The Australian Government has shifted priority firmly to the defence of Australia’s approaches. North WA is the front line.”

Furthermore, WA Defence Advocate RADM Raydon W. Gates (Rtd), AO CSM affirmed:

“I was honoured to accept this invitation to become a member of the Editorial Advisory Group and join such esteemed company of senior professionals.”

He added: “Together, we shall ensure the WA DEFENCE REVIEW endeavour will continue to broaden its sphere of influence highlighting the strategic implications of defence and national security to Australia”.

For the full list of the Editorial Advisory Group members, and a short biography on each of them, please visit the WA DEFENCE REVIEW website.

About Terry Booth

Terry BoothTerry Booth is a Special Correspondent with WA DEFENCE REVIEW. He served in the WA public service advising on industry development, contracting with Defence and defence suppliers to supply training, and managing the former Defence Industry Skills Unit. He completed the Defence and Industry Study Course (DISC), and until recently was a board member of the WA chapter of the Defence Reserves Support Council, and also a member of AIDN-WA's executive board for over 20 years where he was granted a life membership in recognition of his tireless service and commitment.