Defence Industry Policy


This survey focusses on Australian defence industry policies. We want to hear your voice in relation to how well these policies are helping to build Australian businesses and deliver Defence capability.

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey by Wednesday 11 December 2019.

All questions in this survey are optional, we appreciate you giving us the information that you want to give us, we estimate that it will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

All responses we receive will be kept strictly confidential.  Names, responses and all other details of participants will not be shared.  A summary of the aggregated and confidential results will be available following collation of the information. 

If you would like any information on this survey please contact the Executive Director of the Ai Group Defence Council, Ms Kate Louis  - kate.louis@aigroup.com.au

Company name
What is the postcode of the company's most significant manufacturing or service delivery operations?
In which aspect of the Defence industry does your business primarily operate? 
Major or minor capital acquisition
Major or minor sustainment
Infrastructure
ICT and related systems
Other:
Overall is your business:
Supplying directly to Defence
Not currently but seeking to supply to Defence
Supplying into a Defence supply chain
Not currently but seeking to supply into a Defence supply chain
Other:
Is your business
Micro (0 - 4 employees)
Small (5 - 20 employees)
Medium (21 - 199 employees)
Large (over 200 employees)
No answer
What was your approximate annual turnover in 2019?
Up to $4.9 million
$5 million to $9.9 million
$10 million to $49.9 million
$50 million to $99.9 million
Over $100 million
No answer
What is the estimate of the percentage of your organisation's revenue derived from defence-related activity?
Less than 10%
10% to 39%
40% to 80%
Greater than 80%
No answer
Since February 2016 (release of the Defence Industry Policy Statement) did the following increase, stay the same, or decrease?
  Increase Same Decrease No answer
Annual turnover
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
Gross profit margin
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
Number of employees
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
Spending on staff training and development
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
Spending on physical capital (e.g. buildings)
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
Spending on research and development
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
Spending on new technology
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
Spending on new marketing activities
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
Expanding your supply chain to meet Australian Industry Capability requirements
Increase
Same
Decrease
No answer
If your business exports, what was the total value of Defence exports for your business in the 2019 calendar year?
We don't export
Up to $100,000
$100,000 to $249,999
$250,000 to $999, 999
$1 million to $10 million
More than $10 million
No answer
Has the Defence Industry Policy Statement 2016 affected your Defence exports, including as part of an export supply chain? 
Increased
No impact
Decreased
Unsure
No answer
Has the Defence Industry Policy Statement 2016 affected your business?
We have already received purchase orders
We expect to see a purchase order by 2020
We expect to see a purchase order by 2022
We expect to see a purchase order after 2022
We do not expect to see any new business
Other: 
No answer
Has your business undertaken any of the following activities?
Sought or received business advice or a grant from the Centre for Defence Industry Capability
Sought or received an Innovation Hub contract
Sought or received a Next Generation Technology Fund contract
Attended a Team Defence Australia supported overseas tradeshow
Sought to, or been included in, the Australian Military Sales Catalogue
Been involved with the Global Supply Chain program
If yes to the previous question, please briefly describe your experience(s). For example, if you have been involved in the Global Supply Chain, please note estimated value and type of work and outcomes.

Overall, is there a difference in the barriers to new Defence business?
No difference
Yes, it is easier to win defence work
Yes, it is harder to win defence work
No answer

What are the main challenges to your organisation in supplying or seeking to supply within the Australian Defence industry?
(e.g. customer demand; access to capital; access to skilled labour; industry policy)

If you think the effectiveness of Australian defence industry policy and programs could be improved, please describe the changes you think would be beneficial