Goldrick seminar’s timely trade topic

This year’s Australian Naval Institute (ANI) Goldrick Seminar will be highly topical given Defence Minister Linda Reynolds’ comments about Australia seeking to access America’s emergency fuel supply given that Australia holds just 28 days’ worth of fuel imports, well below the 90-day minimum required under international agreements.

The Seminar will be held on 18 September at Adams Auditorium, Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT from 0900 – 1545. It is co-convened with the RAN, the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, and the Submarine Institute of Australia  

ANI President, Vice Admiral Peter Jones AO DSC (Ret’d) said the Goldrick Seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the importance of maritime trade and its implications for Australia’s defence.

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“Maritime trade is more important to Australia than any time since the arrival of the Second Fleet bringing much needed food to Sydney in 1789. As a result of decades of globalisation, maritime trade not only provides the means for much of our exports but provides the vital imports we need to sustain our society”, Vice Admiral Jones said. “The vast majority of any stock in any shop is imported by sea. The 2019 Goldrick Seminar will explore this issue that is central to our security.”

The Seminar will comprise three sessions covering the Contemporary Environment, Different Perspectives in Protecting Maritime Trade and Policy implications.   


The Keynote Speaker will be the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN.

The seminar will feature other eminent speakers from senior levels of Defence, industry and academia, including:

  • Professor Rob McLaughlin, Director, Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society
  • Lieutenant Commander Mark Bailey, RAN
  • Teresa Lloyd, CEO Maritime Industry Australia
  • Air Vice Marshal John Blackburn AO (Ret’d)
  • Rod Nairn AM, CEO Australian Shipping Limited
  • VADM Peter Jones AO, DSC (Ret’d)
  • Miseje De Vogel, Australian War Memorial
  • Commodore Matt Buckley, CSC, RAN
  • Captain Philippe Petitdidier, Defence Attaché, Embassy of France in Australia
  • Commodore Brett Sonter, RAN, Director General Military Strategy
  • Dr Pichamon Yeophantong, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra 

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