APSNet for 20051003
Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet)
Monday 3 October 2005
Bi-weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia.
- ADF Medical Team Goes To Bali
- Jemmah Islamiah Blamed For Bali Bombing
- Australia Steps Up Border Security With Biometrics Trial
- Fiji Says To Amend Coup Amnesty Bill
- Vessel Brings Marine Pest To Australia
- Local Jihad: Radical Islam And Terrorism In Indonesia
ADF Medical Team Goes To Bali, SBS, 2005-10-03
The Australian Defence Force has deployed a special medical team to Bali while 10 federal police officers have arrived on the Indonesian island to assist in the investigation into Saturday’s bombings
Jemmah Islamiah Blamed For Bali Bombing, Radio Australia, 2005-10-03
Indonesian authorities say suicide bombers were responsible for the bomb blasts that killed at least 26 people on Bali. Officials have blamed Jemmah Islamiah for the attacks saying the bombs looked like the work of two Malaysian fugitives believed to have masterminded similar attacks in the past.
Australia Steps Up Border Security With Biometrics Trial, Kyodo News, 2005-09-30
Australian Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone unveiled a trial to capture and store biometric information of people entering Australia at Sydney airport. Groups targeted are: overseas travelers selected for checking by immigration; and refugees traveling to Australia from Africa.
Fiji Says To Amend Coup Amnesty Bill, Radio Australia, Reuters, 2005-09-30
The Fiji government will amend the Reconciliation and Unity Bill that opponents feared would grant amnesty to those involved in the coup of five years ago.
Vessel Brings Marine Pest To Australia, RadioAustralia, AsiaPacific, 2005-10-03
Australian fisheries authorities in Darwin say an illegal Indonesian fishing boat has brought in the black striped mussel – a serious marine pest.
Local Jihad: Radical Islam And Terrorism In Indonesia, ASPI, 2005-09-29
Terrorism might be a global issue but for Australia the threat is inextricably tied up with the problems of the future stability of our neighbours. This report makes a number of recommendations as to what such a regional strategy might involve.
Defence, Geoffrey Barker, AFR, 2005-09-30
Geoffrey Barker reviews the Australian Defence Force’s year, including deployment of troops, annual budget and personnel.