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.
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
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 328: PODCAST: The Defence Strategic Review, shaping the future ADF
Episode 327: PODCAST: Readying Australia for the nuclear submarine revolution
Episode 326: PODCAST: The future of ISR satellites, with Kleos co-founder Andy Bowyer
Episode 325: PODCAST: In conversation with the head of Defence Space Command, Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts
Episode 324: PODCAST: News, public opinion and energy security – unpacking the latest in defence
Episode 323: PODCAST: Cyber security, a legal requirement? With Clyde & Co’s Reece Corbett-Wilkins and Avryl Lattin
Episode 322: PODCAST: 45 Days – The Fight For A Nation, with Emile Ghessen
Episode 321: PODCAST: News wrap – Chapter closed: Subs program turns new page
Episode 320: SPOTLIGHT: Revolutionising the space domain, with Lockheed Martin Australia and Inovor Technologies
Episode 319: PODCAST: Supporting defence businesses, with DSTG’s Nigel McGinty and Robert Hunjet