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Tas police support democratic right to protest, but not when ‘extreme antics’ expose officers to unreasonable risks, says Commissioner

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Tasmania Police could not support people’s democratic right to protest lawfully in any form in all circumstances, wrote Richard McCreadie, Commissioner of Police, in The Mercury (2/10/2007, p.15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Rising sea levels in Asia poses big future-challenge for Aus: mass migration of enviro refugees

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Rising sea levels posed far wider challenges to regional security than the survival of small island states in the Western Pacific, wrote Bryan Furnass in The Canberra Times (3/10/2007, p.13). Read the rest of this entry »

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Artificial photosynthesis, which does not require direct sunlight: Defence Dept to replace lithium batteries

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Soldiers could soon be recharging their radios, sensors and night vision goggles with high-tech solar panels as the army sought an edge on the battlefield by reducing its reliance on disposable batteries, wrote Paul Bibby in The Sydney Morning Herald (25/9/2007, p.5). Read the rest of this entry »

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Global Nuclear Energy Partnership a potential nuclear suppliers cartel; IAEA proposals for multilateral fuel supply system may falter on participants’ NIMBY attitude toward nuke waste dumps

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Michael Richardson – a former Asia editor of the International Herald Tribune, and a security specialist at the Institute of South-East Asian Studies in Singapore – wrote in The Canberra Times,, (25/9/2007, p.17), “France had echoed earlier warnings from the United States and Israel that if negotiations with Iran over its controversial nuclear program failed, military action might follow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fed Govt leases five-star green tower in North Sydney for ASIO, as its funding rises to $447m/yr

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

The Federal Government has leased a major slice of Mirvac’s 101 Miller Street tower in North Sydney, space understood to be earmarked for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, wrote Robert Harley in The Australian Financial Review (27/9/2007, p.61).

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