The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent think tank engaged in cutting-edge defence and security research. A unique institution, founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI embodies nearly two centuries of forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on defence and security matters.

This year, RUSI NSW conducted their annual major seminar on Tuesday 23 Nov 2021.  The conference is entitled, 'Island Australia- Improving Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Region' and included a very distinguished line-up of speakers including:

  • Navy - Australian Fleet Commander
  • Army - Forces Commander
  • Army - Commander 2nd Division
  • RAAF - Air Commander
  • NSW Defence Industry Advocate
  • CEO Thales Australia and New Zealand
  • Vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle

The full video record of the event can be viewed, on the RUSI NSW website.  

Alternatively, we have provided presentations from the three environmental commanders from each of the services from the event here on The Cove. 

Commander Forces Command, MAJGEN Matt Pearse AM


Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Mark Hammond AM RAN


Air Commander Australia, AVM Joe Iervasi AM, CSC