Sep 22, 2010

What Australia can learn from Sri Lanka about ‘security’

The cream of Australia’s security establishment are gathering for their annual shindig, the "Safeguarding Australia Summit", writes Jake Lynch, associate professor and director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney.

The cream of Australia’s security establishment are gathering in the plush surroundings of Canberra’s Rydges Lakeside Hotel for their annual shindig, the “Safeguarding Australia Summit”.

The list of sponsors reads like a who’s who of the military-industrial-media-academic complex: the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; the universities of Melbourne and New South Wales; defence contractor Thales and the Australian Defence Business Review, to name but a few. The after-dinner speaker is none other than the US Ambassador, Jeffrey Bleich.

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3 thoughts on “What Australia can learn from Sri Lanka about ‘security’

  1. Hari

    This guy has no idea of what was going on in Srilanka. Has only read too much news from HRW, Amnesty, Channel 4, LTTE. In Srilanka Human rights are only for humans, not for the evils in civilian dresses or carrying white flags. Remember Srilanka is not Australia, they have had problems of nature Australia probably never have had.

  2. Jonathan Maddox

    Human rights are not for people carrying white flags.

    Enough said.

  3. Hari

    White flags? Enough said?

    International HR conventions, Rules of wars? Crap!!!! I dont think anything that starts with HR should appy when you deal with known terrorists.

    What do you think a soldier of AUS military would do if he sees Bin Ladin walking with some of his batallion with white flags towards him and his colleagues? He would do some good to the mankind by shooting them all, by handing them over to law enforcement would probably end up they being released sooner or later and man kind going through the same disastrous chapters of life again.

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