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Welcome to Rumour Control. Its Director, Gregor Ferguson, is a defence and innovation analyst, consultant and communicator who has worked in the defence media and industry for more than 30 years.

This website, through its Blog, also offers you insight and commentary on defence innovation, industry policy and the development and evolution of Australia’s defence industry itself.

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All photos on this site courtesy of Defence unless otherwise stated.

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Innovation – from another expert

Yesterday it was Sarah Williamson, CEO of FCLT Global. Today (Friday 3 January) it’s Mr Dig Howitt, CEO of Cochlear,…

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Innovation – the follow-up

My recent thoughts on innovation were well received, which is gratifying, and elicited a couple of comments; there was also…

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Innovation – the combat edge and the need for an innovation strategy

Why do we need to innovate, and why is innovation the bed rock of a thriving Australian defence industry? Good…

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Happy Hogmanay

31 December 2010 It's New Year's Eve - and over 12 months since my last post. That is seriously slack.…

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Super Seasprite – what went wrong?

Australian Defence Magazine - November 2008 INTRO: The problems with the Super Seasprite program were designed into the project from…

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Defence Industry – the White Paper policy challenge

29 September 2008 With the recent takeover by BAE Systems Australia of Tenix Defence, ownership of the last of Australia’s…

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Personnel, Budget issues to shape 2008 White Paper

28 April 2008 The newly appointed Chiefs of Australia’s three armed services must overcome critical shortages of trained manpower which…

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Innovation – from another expert

Yesterday it was Sarah Williamson, CEO of FCLT Global. Today (Friday 3 January) it’s Mr…

read more

Innovation – the follow-up

My recent thoughts on innovation were well received, which is gratifying, and elicited a couple…

read more

Innovation – the combat edge and the need for an innovation strategy

Why do we need to innovate, and why is innovation the bed rock of a…

read more

Happy Hogmanay

31 December 2010 It's New Year's Eve - and over 12 months since my last…

read more

Super Seasprite – what went wrong?

Australian Defence Magazine - November 2008 INTRO: The problems with the Super Seasprite program were…

read more

Defence Industry – the White Paper policy challenge

29 September 2008 With the recent takeover by BAE Systems Australia of Tenix Defence, ownership…

read more

Innovation – from another expert

Yesterday it was Sarah Williamson, CEO of FCLT Global. Today (Friday 3 January) it’s Mr Dig Howitt, CEO of Cochlear, the Sydney-based company that does those magical hearing implants – they both agree that investment in ongoing innovation is essential…

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Innovation – the follow-up

My recent thoughts on innovation were well received, which is gratifying, and elicited a couple of comments; there was also some comment in today’s The Australian that caught my eye. I thought I’d offer some follow-up comment of my own.…

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Happy Hogmanay

31 December 2010 It's New Year's Eve - and over 12 months since my last post. That is seriously slack. Sorry folks, but I promise to try harder in the coming year. Shortly before Christmas the Australian Strategic Policy Institute…

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