APSNet, Briefing Notes

Briefing Note: The return of Indonesian state terror? Australian involvement in police and military torture

On September 13, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age published a set of articles by Fairfax group Indonesia correspondent Tom Allard presenting detailed claims by victims of torture by members of the elite Indonesian National Police (POLRI) Anti-Terror Squad known as Densus 88 or Detachment 88. The unit, which is part of POLRI’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob), was […]

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Briefing note: Fiji political developments

Address to the Nation, President of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, H.E Ratu Joesfa Iloilovatu Uluivuda, Fiji Times, 2009-04-10 [PDF, 36KB] Qarase vs Bainimarama Court of Appeal Judgement, Fiji Times, 2009-04-09 [PDF, 2MB] Qarase and others v Bainimarama and others, Judgment of the Court, 5-20 March 2008,  9 October 2008  [PDF, 267KB] Public Emergency […]

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Briefing Note: Commission of Truth and Friendship – Indonesia-Timor Leste

The joint Commission of Truth and Friendship established by the governments of Indonesia and Timor Leste in August 2006 to establish the conclusive truth in regard to the events prior to and immediately after the popular consultation in 1999, with a view to further promoting reconciliation and friendship, and ensuring the non-recurrence of similar events. […]

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Briefing Note: Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Commission

The announcement by the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, of his intention to establish a Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Commission follows on from the work of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Commission chaired by Hans Blix.  The proposed co-chair of the new commission, Gareth […]

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Briefing Note: Defence and Security Aspects of the Federal Budget, 2008-09

1. Defence Department 2. Australian Federal Police 3. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) 4. Australian Secret Intelligence Service 5. Office of National Assessments, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet See also Australian Forces Abroad 1. Defence Department Overview documents Building a defence force for the future, Budget Overview 2008-09Enhancing security and development, Budget Overview 2008-09 […]

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APSNet for 20070802

APSNet for 20070802 Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet) Twice weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia. Thursday 2 August 2007 Open Your Gates to Migrants: Bank Chief Australia Signs Comprehensive Security and Economic Pact with ASEAN ASEAN Calls for Phased Pullout of Foreign Troops from Iraq 400 Killed by Terrorism in Philippines […]

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APSNet for 20070528

APSNet for 20070528 Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet) Twice weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia. Thursday 28 May 2007 $12m Nuclear Deal Divides Community Big Spender Nelson Has Questions to Answer Helicopters Finally Set for Take-Off Briefing Note: Cluster Bombs, the CCWT and Australia – Richard Tanter $12m Nuclear Deal Divides […]

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APSNet for 20070521

APSNet for 20070521 Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet) Twice weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia. Monday 21 May 2007 Iraq’s Plea: Don’t Cut and Run East Timor Violence Erupts as Ramos Horta Sworn in as President GNEP: Partner Plan Shares Benefits – and Risks UN Mercenary Experts Call on Fiji to […]

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APSNet for 20070419

APSNet for 20070419 Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet) Twice weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia. Thursday 19 April 2007 Refugee Deal to Bring Cubans to Australia First Additional Troops Arrive in Afghanistan Fiji Administration Gazettes Suspension of Great Council of Chiefs Fiji: Troops in Iraq Bring in $1.2m Seasonal Workers Scheme […]

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APSNet for 20061016

APSNet for 20061016 Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet) Twice weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia. Monday 16 October 2006 Iraq Has Boosted Terrorists – Cosgrove Turnaround PNG Leader Told: You’re Not Welcome SAS Terror Hunt Risks Manila Pact Another Activist Cleric Is Killed in Philippines Australia, Indonesia and the World: Public […]

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