Strategy, Policy, and Industry Group

What we do

Strategy, Policy, and Industry Group is the Department of Defence’s key policy development function to protect and further Australia’s national interests. 

Our Group actively informs and influences Government decision-making and, in implementing policy decisions, provides critical support to military operations, Defence capability development and the achievement of broader national security outcomes. This places us at the heart of Defence’s strategic centre.

We collaborate actively with key agencies across government and have a rigorous internal contestability process to ensure our policy advice is firmly bedded within broader government priorities and resources.

SP&I Group is led by the Deputy Secretary Strategy, Policy, and Industry, Mr Peter Tesch, and comprises four divisions within the Australian Government Department of Defence.