7 episodes

Australia is in a time of uncertainty and faces real peril. We are being challenged on the political, economic and public health fronts. Senator Jim Molan AO DSC has seen the best and worst of what Australia might experience over the next decade.

His series of six podcasts with host Sarah Davidson explains that we need to get organised at the national level to face these challenges: otherwise, all our separate activity is just 'Noise Before Defeat'.

Noise Before Defeat Senator Jim Molan

    • Government
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Australia is in a time of uncertainty and faces real peril. We are being challenged on the political, economic and public health fronts. Senator Jim Molan AO DSC has seen the best and worst of what Australia might experience over the next decade.

His series of six podcasts with host Sarah Davidson explains that we need to get organised at the national level to face these challenges: otherwise, all our separate activity is just 'Noise Before Defeat'.

    6 - We stress test banks, why not national security?

    6 - We stress test banks, why not national security?

    In this final podcast of the series, Jim and host Sarah discuss what Australia must do to address its vulnerabilities, capitalise on its strengths and secure its sovereignty in this most uncertain world. Jim describes success and failure, and why a national security strategy is needed. This strategy must ensure that Australia is not just listening to noise but creating a strong, unified and self-reliant nation

    If you would like to receive Senator Molan's newsletter, please sign up at: Jimmolan.com

    • 28 min
    5 - A regional superpower - economically, militarily, diplomatically

    5 - A regional superpower - economically, militarily, diplomatically

    Despite our vulnerabilities, Australia can defend itself. It has many strengths, and Jim and host Sarah explore how these strengths can be used to enhance our self-reliance. Jim goes on to argue that we can bring our prosperity, alliances and people together to enhance our security-but we don't have infinite time to do so.

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    • 23 min
    4 - Everybody loves Australians

    4 - Everybody loves Australians

    Australians hold our values of liberal democracy and freedoms dearly-but not everyone in the world shares these. Jim explains how authoritarian states are using 'grey zone' activities and aggressive tactics to threaten our way of life.

    Along with host Sarah, Jim examines the role of the US, the vulnerabilities created by our trading situation, and the importance of deterring hostile action by China.

    If you would like to receive Senator Molan's newsletter, please sign up at: Jimmolan.com

    • 28 min
    3 - Markets produce prosperity, not security

    3 - Markets produce prosperity, not security

    Australia and many parts of the world have experienced a long period of prosperity. While that's left us richer, it has also left us more vulnerable to security shocks. Australia has real vulnerabilities - and Jim and host Sarah discuss how these must be identified and addressed so that we can be self-reliant in times of crisis. Jim warns against the complacency that dominates thinking, particularly the assumed superiority of market-based approaches to managing our vulnerabilities.

    If you would like to receive Senator Molan's newsletter, please sign up at: Jimmolan.com

    • 24 min
    2 - Major wars are a thing of the past?

    2 - Major wars are a thing of the past?

    Some think Australia is insulated from conflict, and we have the luxury of choosing the wars to fight. Jim and Sarah explore why this thinking is dangerous and out of step with reality. Jim explains that Australia is in a period of tension, and why we must give priority to enhancing our resilience in the face of attack and coercion.

    If you would like to receive Senator Molan's newsletter, please sign up at: Jimmolan.com

    • 26 min
    1 - Haven't we done enough on security?

    1 - Haven't we done enough on security?

    Jim and Sarah take you into the world of national security. Jim explains the threats to Australia, its alliance with the United States, strategy and defence spending, and his reasons for pursuing a stronger Australia with such passion. He and Sarah explore why all Australians should be interested in and informed about these topics, and why preparation is a critical national endeavour.

    If you would like to receive Senator Molan's newsletter, please sign up at: Jimmolan.com

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

CHAMPNEYS76 ,

This man is a national treasure and true hero

Jim’s insights are invaluable on the national security front.

McLexy ,

Brilliant common sense lost in today’s world

We need more men like Molan in our parliament to ensure we are prepared for any future conflicts.

Jm221769 ,

Great podcast

Great Postcast from a Great Australian to prepare for the future of Australia

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