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Climate Change and national security inquiry

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 4 December 2017:

The implications of climate change for Australia’s national security with particular reference to:

(a) the threats and long-term risks posed by climate change to national security and international security, including those canvassed in the National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate Report by the United States Department of Defense;

(b) the role of both humanitarian and military response in addressing climate change and the means by which these responses are implemented;

(c) the capacity and preparedness of Australia’s relevant national security agencies to respond to climate change risks in our region;

(d) the role of Australia’s overseas development assistance in climate change mitigation and adaptation more broadly;

(e) the role of climate mitigation policies in reducing national security risks; and

(f) any other related matters.

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