In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Commodore (Ret’d) Vince Di Pietro joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss Australia’s national resilience, examining key findings from the report, Australia – A complacent nation: Our reactions are too little, too late, too short-sighted, published by the Institute for Integrated Economic Resilience’s National Resilience Project.
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The podcast begins by analysing Australia’s military and emergency first response capabilities to natural disasters, and how Di Pietro used multidimensional insights from recent natural disasters to compile his working group’s component of the report. To view the report, click here.
The pair then analyse the evolution of the term national resilience which has become widely used among Australia’s key decision makers, and the uptick in ADF domestic response operations.
The podcast wraps up by analysing policy responses to this changing field, and outlines how local communities must be empowered to engage with emergency procedures.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 419: SPOTLIGHT: Enhancing the training continuum, with CAE’s Simon Ancona
Episode 418: PODCAST: Shaping the Australian Navy’s future fleet, with Professor Peter Dean, United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney
Episode 417: PODCAST: Balance critical to women succeeding in defence industry – Nathalie Sarlin, Buzzworks, Female Defence Leader of the Year 2023