APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, January 16, 2006

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APSNet for 20060116

Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet)

Monday 16 January 2006

Bi-weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia.

  1. PM Pledges $100m To Help Climate
  2. What Should We Believe?
  3. Soldiers Given More Reasons To Shoot To Kill On Home Soil
  4. Watch On Asian Security
  5. Jindalee Radar Boosts BMD
  1. PM Pledges $100m To Help Climate,
    AAP, SMH, 2006-01-12

    The six nations attending the the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate summit said they would set up eight task forces covering renewable energy, power generation, cleaner fossil fuels, and coal mining. Greenpeace and the NSW Nature Conservation Council say the pledge lacks the courage and urgency needed on climate change.

    Of related interest:

    Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, DFAT

    Asia-Pacific 2005: The Ecological Footprint and Natural Wealth, Global Footprint Network and WWF

  2. What Should We Believe?
    Marian Wilkinson, SMH, 2006-01-14

    Hidden evidence over Mamdouh Habib’s torture claims suggests the Australian Government suppressed critical facts in the case and repea tedly misled the public.Documents on the case, requested by the SMH under freedom of information law, have been released to the paper heavily censored. Some raise serious questions about a government cover-up.

  3. Soldiers Given More Reasons To Shoot To Kill On Home Soil,
    Jonathan Pearlman, SMH. 2006-01-09

    SOLDIERS will have their powers to shoot to kill on domestic soil extended to threats in the air and attacks against infrastructure under a widening of the Federal Government’s capacity to “call out” the Australian Defence Force.

  4. Watch On Asian Security,
    Deborah Cameron, Age, 2006-01-14

    AUSTRALIA plans to identify the weakest links in security at Asian airports by stationing a roving team of transport experts in Singapore.

  5. Jindalee Radar Boosts BMD,
    Martin Sieff,Washington DC (UPI), SpaceWar.com, 2006-01-11

    Australia is continuing to develop its over-the-horizon Jindalee radar network that will now play a major role in the U.S. ballistic missile defense network.

    Of related interest:

    Jindalee Operational Radar Network

    Development of Over-The-Horizon Radar in Australia

    Contact editor: Jane Mullett