Fuel efficiency standards in Australia have been recommended by two separate government inquiries, committed to by multiple governments but never adopted, and recommended in multiple government reports stretching back over a decade. This paper argues that introducing fleet fuel efficiency standards would reduce transport emissions...
The rapid and long-term shifts occurring in the global energy system are due to technological advances and the availability of cheaper renewable fuels. The author of this paper argues that Australia’s dependence on imports for liquid-fuel security places the ADF at risk.
Australia is precariously dependent on imported fuel. This paper argues that demand-side solutions, particularly electrifying transport, should be adopted to improve Australia’s fuel security and increase energy independence.
This strategy is the Australian government’s technology-led approach to reducing emissions in the transport sector. Under this strategy, the government will work with the private sector to increase the uptake of hybrid, hydrogen, electric and bio-fuelled vehicles.
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 is the first in-depth look at Australia's liquid fuel sector for many years and it is important that industry and the community have an opportunity to contribute to the review.
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.
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 inquiry was prompted by the question of whether Australia should be concerned about 'peak oil': the theory that global conventional oil production will reach a peak and then start an irreversible decline soon enough to be of concern.