Australia would spiral in to a Mad Max-style world if slim fuel reserves were cut off by an enemy

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Source: News.com.au

A SENIOR military expert has given a stark insight into what would happen if Australia was attacked at war. It’s not good.

AUSTRALIA would spiral in to a Mad Max-style world if our slim fuel reserves were cut off by an enemy, a defence expert has warned.

It comes with a stark warning that “if an adversary decided to, they could cut off fuel supply to Australia very easily”.

Defence Strategy and Capability at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute senior analyst Dr Malcolm Davis said incoming Liberal Senator Jim Molan’s warning that Australian forces would be rendered almost useless in just 19 days was “absolutely true” and warned that Australia is “one of the few countries in the world that does not take our energy security seriously”.

Mr Molan, a former senior military officer, said on Wednesday that if Australia’s current stockpiles of petrol, diesel and aviation fuel ran dry then the military would effectively be grounded in that time.

It is a debate that has raged between experts for years as experts accuse the Australian government of ignoring the issue.

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