Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE Brisbane | Navigating Energy Security In An Uncertain World

Venue: Ashurst Riverside

Date: Wed 20 Nov 2019 @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Fuel security is of vital importance in today’s volatile geopolitical landscape. Since 2010-11, Australia's net petroleum stockholdings have fallen significantly from the International Energy Agency (IEA) obligation of 90 days. The Government's Australian Petroleum Statistics places the annual average holdings for the fiscal year 2018-19 at 23 days of petrol for automobiles, 20 days of diesel and 25 days of aviation fuel. There is concern that these levels pose a significant risk to the national economy, and our wellbeing in the event of a major disruption to fuel supply chains.

Join AIE Brisbane for an evening with John Blackburn, a former Air Vice-Marshal and deputy chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, and now a consultant on defence and national security, including energy security, who will share his insights on this critical issue.


John Blackburn AO        
John is a consultant in the field of Defence and National Security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, the Institute For Regional Security and the Sir Richard Williams Foundation.

He has extensive experience across the fields of strategy, policy, planning, operational command, capability development and material acquisition. He has written and spoken on Energy Security, Economic Security, Integrated Air and Missile Defence, the 5th Gen Air Force, Cyber Security, Space Policy, Defence Logistics, Defence White Papers and Fuel Security.
Board roles have included: Board Chair of the Institute of Integrated Economics Research - Australia, Chairman of the Kokoda Foundation (renamed the Institute for Regional Security,) Deputy Chairman of the Williams Foundation and Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council member.


Event Details
Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Time:    5:30pm networking for a 6:00pm start to finish at 7:30pm

Venue:  Ashurst, Level 38, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Cost:     Members $0, Non-Members $45


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