Upcoming events

    • 11 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia, ACT
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    Williams Foundation Conference: 
    The Multi-domain Requirements of an Australian Maritime Strategy 

    A maritime strategy considers more than naval operations. It details the ends, ways, and means necessary for the generation of national power that serves all of a nation’s interests.

    A maritime strategy must therefore contribute to other elements of national power such as diplomatic, informational, and economic, and is not enough to focus on military capabilities alone. It must address the broader efforts of Defence and the other agencies which contribute to the security of borders and the exclusive economic zone, as well as protecting the mobility of trade and data either on, above or below the surface.

    In many ways, therefore, the objectives of an Australian maritime strategy are no different to other nations, especially those that also rely heavily on the oceans for the passage of trade and the development of economic power. However, the vast area of interest and Australia’s relatively small population poses a complex challenge when identifying the ways and means by which those national objectives are achieved.

    In a practical sense, a maritime strategy requires a highly integrated, multi-agency, multi-domain response enabled by, among others, connectivity, logistics, bases, stores, and decision-making superiority. And with an increasingly challenging threat environment, this must all be resilient and ready.

    The Sir Richard Williams Foundation Seminar, The Multi-domain Requirements of an Australian Maritime Strategy, will examine these challenges, gaps, and opportunities, through a Defence lens. Delivered in 3 sessions, the first session will examine the enduring requirements and characteristics of a maritime strategy. The second session will explore the opportunities, workforce and technology aspects, with the Group, Agency, and Service Chiefs in the final session identifying the priorities and personal perspectives on the future requirements of an Australian maritime strategy.

      • 23 May 2024
      • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
      • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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      Our speaker will be announced soon.


      • 29 Aug 2024
      • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
      • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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      Our speaker will be announced soon.


      • 26 Sep 2024
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia, ACT
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      Williams Foundation Conference: 
      Topic to be advised soon


        • 30 Oct 2024
        • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
        • TBA
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        Financial members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation.

        Agenda

        • Chair's Opening Remarks, apologies and proxies
        • Draft Minutes of the 2023 AGM
        • Business Arising
        • Chair's Report
        • Election of Board Members
        • Strategic Outlook 2024-26
        • 2023-2024 Treasurer's and Annual Reports
        • Appointment of Auditor
        • Next AGM
         
        Inquiries: catherine.scott@williamsfoundation.org.au

            • 21 Nov 2024
            • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
            • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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            Our speaker will be announced soon.


          Past events

          22 Feb 2024 Williams Foundation Errol McCormack Lunch with AIRMSHL Leon Phillips OAM
          30 Nov 2023 Errol McCormack Lunch with The Hon Kim Beazley AC
          25 Oct 2023 2023 Annual General Meeting
          27 Sep 2023 Conference: The Enterprise Requirements of an Australian Multi-Domain Strike Capability
          31 Aug 2023 Errol McCormack Lunch with Chris Deeble AO, CSC
          13 Jun 2023 Errol McCormack Lunch - Tom Hamilton, DEPSEC Defence Strategic Review Implementation
          30 Mar 2023 Conference: Sharpening the Edge of Australia’s National Deterrence Capability
          23 Feb 2023 Errol McCormack Lunch: MAJGEN Mick Ryan, AM (Ret'd)
          14 Feb 2023 Errol McCormack Lunch: Thomas Jones, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems
          28 Nov 2022 Errol McCormack Lunch: National Security at Faster than 5x the Speed of Sound - Steve Walker, Lockheed Martin
          09 Nov 2022 Williams Lunch: Timely Perspectives on Indo-Pacific Security, ADM Phil Davidson, USN (ret.)
          26 Oct 2022 2022 Annual General Meeting
          28 Sep 2022 Conference: Enhancing the Lethality and Survivability of the Integrated Force
          31 Aug 2022 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: Dr Miles Apperley, ANSTO
          01 Jun 2022 Errol McCormack Members Lunch: The Contribution of F-35A to Australian Air Combat Power
          24 Mar 2022 Conference: Accelerating the Transition to a Networked, Integrated Force
          02 Mar 2022 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: CDRE Andrew Quinn RAN
          01 Dec 2021 Conference: The Requirements of a Sovereign Defence Space Capability
          23 Nov 2021 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: The ADF’s Strategy - Where is the force going? Where are the gaps? What are the priorities? AVM Steven ‘Zed’ Roberton, DSC, AM
          18 Nov 2021 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: The ADF’s Strategy - Where is the force going? Where are the gaps? What are the priorities? AVM Steven ‘Zed’ Roberton, DSC, AM
          05 Oct 2021 Annual General Meeting
          19 May 2021 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: Lessons for Australia’s FADT policy from COVID with Senator the Hon. David Fawcett
          08 Apr 2021 Conference: Next Generation Autonomous Systems
          25 Feb 2021 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: The Australian Defence Force’s Current Operational Commitments - LTGEN Greg Bilton AO, CSC
          01 Dec 2020 Errol McCormack Members' Lunch with AIRCDRE Chris Westwood (Ret'd): Characterising the 5th Gen Air Battle Space
          28 Oct 2020 Annual General Meeting
          20 May 2020 Errol McCormack Lunch Series
          26 Feb 2020 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: Air Marshal Warren McDonald, AM, CSC
          12 Nov 2019 Williams Foundation Lunch: Advanced Attack Helicopters in the Amphibious Role with LtGen George J. Trautman
          24 Oct 2019 Seminar: The Requirements of Fifth Generation Manoeuvre
          22 Oct 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting
          07 Aug 2019 Williams Foundation Lunch: Coalition Warfighting and Pacific AOR Interoperability with LTG Michael Oates (Ret'd)
          16 Jul 2019 Williams Foundation Lunch: Royal Australian Navy: Future vision and Headmark 2022 with VADM Michael Noonan AO RAN, Chief of Navy
          07 May 2019 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: Modernising the ADF in a time of Accelerated Warfare - Major General Kathryn Toohey, AM, CSC
          11 Apr 2019 Seminar: Hi-Intensity Operations and Sustaining Self Reliance
          12 Feb 2019 Williams Foundation Lunch: 5th Generation Workforce with AIRCDRE Geoffrey Harland AM, CSC, DSM
          13 Nov 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch: Experiences of an Australian CAOC Director during Operation Okra with Air Vice-Marshal Stephen Meredith, AM, DSM
          30 Oct 2018 2018 Annual General Meeting
          23 Aug 2018 Seminar: The Imperative for an Independent Deterrent: A Joint Strike Seminar
          07 Aug 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch: Australian Defence Industry Small, Medium Enterprises; Plan Jericho Innovation and Opportunity
          08 May 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch with Air Commodore Joe ‘Vinny’ Iervasi, AM: Air Warfare Centre — Jericho in Action
          22 Mar 2018 Seminar: The Requirements of High Intensity Warfare
          13 Feb 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch: Air C2: Lessons from OKRA - Air Commodore Robert Chipman, CSC
          31 Oct 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
          23 Aug 2017 Seminar: A New Approach, and Attitude, to Electronic Warfare In Australia
          02 Aug 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Joint Integration: A Practioner's Perspective - VADM David Johnston AM, RAN
          19 Jul 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Lunch with Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC Chief of the Defence Force
          20 Jun 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: A Learning Curve for the Swiss Air Force
          11 Apr 2017 Williams Foundation Seminar: Air / Sea / Land: Integrated Force 2030
          15 Feb 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Air Vice-Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC
          25 Oct 2016 2016 Annual General Meeting
          04 Oct 2016 Williams Foundation Lunch: Connecting the ADF: Challenge or Opportunity? Three decades of insights and lessons learned
          13 Sep 2016 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: 'Jericho - an Update'
          23 Aug 2016 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: 'Where to with CASG' with Kim Gillis
          10 Aug 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Sea
          17 Mar 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Land
          23 Feb 2016 Williams Foundation Dinner with Lt Gen Christopher Bogdan, United States Air Force
          16 Feb 2016 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald, AM, CSC - RAAF Air Mobility
          08 Sep 2015 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: RADM Tony Dalton Romeo Introduction into Service
          06 Aug 2015 RAAF Plan Jericho Half Day Public Seminar
          10 Jun 2015 Williams Foundation Dinner with Chief of Air Force
          03 Jun 2015 LVC Seminar
          17 Apr 2015 Symposium: Integrating Innovative Airpower
          15 Apr 2015 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: AIRCDRE Steve "Zed" Roberton AM
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