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Australia’s low emergency fuel: a national security issue

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has issued the recommendation that Australia’s record low emergency fuel reserves be listed as a critical national security issue, rather than an exclusively economic concern.

 There are warnings that our low fuel supply stocks place Australia in a precarious position. A new report has cited that the issue renders the country “vulnerable to geo-political instability.”

This could include the South China Sea dispute.

The committee chair, Liberal MP Andrew Hastie, joined Michael McLaren to discuss the issue.

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