Defence Connect’s INSIGHT Podcast: Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on foreign affairs, defence and trade News

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Senator David Fawcett, chair of joint standing committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade, discusses the government’s newly released report on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade.

Senator Fawcett discusses how the report tackles the broad issue of Australian sovereignty in critical national systems, from defence industry through to fuel and finance.

The Senator continues to discuss potential frameworks to achieve Australian sovereignty in these critical national systems in order to build national resilience.

Senator Fawcett ends by analysing the risks to Australia’s national supply chain from a range of threats, both from allies and adversaries, and the Australia’s necessary next steps.