In the wake of US airstrikes on Syria, Liberal Senator Jim Molan raised concerns about Australian fuel supplies being affected by conflict in the Middle East, claiming Australia ony has between 19 to 24 days worth of petrol in reserve.
This report describes how Australia's fuel security situation is so fraught, and the national reserve so small, that during major military exercises and actual operations, such as the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, fuel stocks have reached critically low levels.
This quick guide is designed to answer some of the common questions regarding liquid fuel security in Australia. It also contains a list of key resources to provide context and assist understanding of this long-running issue.
In this paper, Jim Molan examines why the current uncertain strategic environment should be of utmost importance to Australia. Molan argues that priority of government should be the development of an effective, open and honest national security strategy, covering the nation as a whole as...
Australia faces significant risks to national security, energy security and climate change mitigation, due to a heavy reliance on imported oil and access to only a limited amount of fuel at any one time, according to this submission from the Australia Institute.
This report examines the policy and industry changes that have caused Australia's fuel supplies to fall to just a quarter of the International Energy Agency’s fuel stockholding obligation, along with costing a potential solution.