Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you very much, Mr. Fergusson. That was a very thoughtful presentation.
I want to start where you ended, talking about future unpredictable challenges. One of our challenges has been getting the cart in front of the horse in terms of readiness. Readiness means so many different things to different people, and everyone who comes in has their own idea of that. But one of the things I think we're clearly coming to is that the readiness component of what you need to be ready for comes before you can determine whether you're ready to meet that. First of all, I'll ask if you agree with that.
Secondly, on future unpredictable challenges—of course this is the difficult part, because nobody can look with 100% clarity into the future—what are your thoughts on some of the areas where Defence should be planning, based on most likely outcomes, given current scenarios?
I'd like your thoughts on those two things to start, Professor.