APSNet for 20051024
Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet)
Monday 24 October, 2005
Bi-weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia.
- Nuclear Waste Disposal Bill In Australian Parliament
- India May Seek Uranium Deal With Australia
- Japan, US And Australia To Hold Strategic Talks In Tokyo
- PNG Forests Could Be ‘Logged Out’ By 2020
- Open Letter From The Pan Pacific Regional HIV/AIDS Conference
Wendy Frew, SMH 2005-10-22
The remote Northern Territory has been chosen to take Australia’s nuclear waste. The Federal Government introduced a bill last week that will override any legislative or legal challenge to the proposal from the Northern Territory Government, indigenous owners or green groups.
India May Seek Uranium Deal
Richard Baker, Age, 2005-10-21
India has signalled it may pursue closer nuclear ties with Australia as it seeks to expand its domestic nuclear power capacity. Australia is also negotiating the supply of uranium to China.
Japan, US And Australia To Hold Strategic Talks In Tokyo
The security situations in Iraq and Afghanistan are to feature prominently in the first-ever meeting of US, Japanese and Australian officials focused on trilateral strategic issues to begin on 23-10-2005, said Nicholas Burns, the US undersecretary of state for political affairs.
PNG Forests Could Be ‘Logged Out’ By 2020
Greenpeace, October 2005
The Greenpeace report ‘Partners in Crime’ says that from the evidence virtually all large-scale logging operations in PNG can be classed as illegal. The majority of the timber is bought by China.
Open Letter To Pacific Leaders
The Pan Pacific Regional HIV/AIDS Conference (25-28 October), New Zealand, 2005-10-21
In PNG, regional leaders meet to deliberate the Pacific Plan as a response to challenges facing Pacific island countries. We have witnessed the threat of HIV from Africa to Asia to North America and must recognize that this global epidemic has reached the Pacific.