Former Defence chief Chris Barrie blasts Anthony Albanese as ‘missing in action’ over climate security

This story by Karen Barlow first appeared in the Canberra Times on 13th September 2023.

FORMER Defence Force chief Admiral Chris Barrie has blasted the Albanese government as being “missing in action” when it comes to climate security leadership.

Former foreign correspondent and now independent MP Zoe Daniel said the scenes in Libya and Greece are reminders of her career visiting disaster zones.

She said Australia has some of the world’s most vulnerable nations as neighbours, and she urged the national intelligence report’s release to help Parliament and communities prepare.

“These are going to be vast changes to societies across the world,” she said.

“They will affect food production. They will affect housing. They will affect social and democratic structures and governance. They will affect the abilities of governments to manage their people. They will affect migration. All of those things are going to affect us.”


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