Speech at the launch of IPAN’s US-Australia Alliance Inquiry

  IPAN INQUIRY LAUNCH 26 NOVEMBER 2020 Introduction I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today, and pay my respects to their Elders past, present and future. May I thank IPAN, particularly Annette Brownlie, for inviting me to be a part of the first national public […]

Background to the militarisation of climate change

2015 Head, Michael — “Calling Out the Troops – Disturbing Trends and Unanswered Questions” [2005] UNSWLawJl 33; (2005) 28(2) UNSW Law Journal 479 ‘During the passage of the call-out legislation, the Government and the Labor Party combined to defeat an amendment that would have required the tabling in Parliament of the manuals and protocols that […]

The militarisation of climate change

Posted by Kellie Tranter on Thursday, August 27, 2020  

Defence FOI request Arnhem Space Centre

Background KELLIE TRANTER Australia’s appetite for Hypersonics   FOI request and documents received: Discussion papers, emails, briefs, documents, correspondence relating to the use of the Arnhem Space Centre, Nhulunbuy –as it is now known- by Defence from 1 January 2017 to date [being 24 September 2019]. http://kellietranter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ArnhemSpaceCentre.pdf Dramatis personae Mark Bateup https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/news/2014/07/11/dsto-builds-deeper-linkages-with-industry Scott Wallis – […]

Update for supporters

It’s been revealed that Spanish security company UC Global SL was spying on Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy from December 2017 on behalf of US intelligence services. Given Australia’s close intelligence relationship with the United States, was information provided to our Government about that, and if not, has the US withheld crucial information about […]

Strangelove Australia

While the media have understandably been distracted by Secretary Esper’s comments on deploying intermediate range conventional weapons in the Pacific region in the lead up to the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (“AUSMIN”) in August, documents produced pursuant to Freedom of Information laws reveal our government’s longer running enthusiasm to ‘deepen our cooperation with the United […]