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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Feb 27, 2020

On this inaugural episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper are joined by John Blackburn AO to delve into the complex and somewhat controversial subject of Australia's national resilience.

Blackburn explains the difference between natural and unnatural disasters, why import dependency on other countries for products such as medicine and fuel is a national security risk, and how these shortcomings affect Australia's defence capabilities.

He reflects on the country's complacency as a point of vulnerability, what the government needs to do to provide a guiding hand towards economic security, and the importance of being forward-thinking rather than reactive when it comes to dealing with national crises.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team