September 19, 2021

[SHARE] Australia burying ‘head in the sand’ on security risks of climate change, former defence official says

Australia has its “head in the sand” regarding the national security implications of climate change and should follow the US in spelling out the risks, a former senior Australian defence official says.

Australia’s “strategic weakness” on climate policy is also making it harder for the country to be seen as a preferred partner with Pacific Island countries, according to Cheryl Durrant, the defence department’s former head of preparedness.

Read more in this story from The Guardian, published 13 September.

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