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]. Dramatis personae Mark Bateup 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 […]

Defence exports-what are we subsidising ?

Last month Australian defence company, Electro Optic Systems (EOS), again denied its weapons system was being used in the Yemen war when photographs surfaced of four consignments of its Remote Weapons System for export in June and July to the UAE and Saudi Arabia. But what slipped through in relation to EOS is its February […]