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At the RAAAF Airpower Conference 2018, Air Vice Marshal (Retired) John Blackburn.
His focus was on energy security and the absence of a policy in Australia looking at global realities that make security of energy in Australia a question mark, not a reality.
Obviously, military conflict in the region would lead to disruption of energy supplies, and disruption of energy would significantly impact Australian society and military operations.
Blackburn argued that not only should a comprehensive energy security policy be put in place but he argued for a “fifth generation” approach.
What he means by that is shaping an integrated approach which looks not simply at sources of fuel supply but how to integrated ways to supply demand with ways to reshaped demand in a crisis as well.