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PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd warns that Australia is facing an arms race build up in our region where the nuclear weapons threat is "as great as ever''.
Mr Rudd today revealed the nation faced a strategic build-up and unprecedented military spending by rising powers in "the age of the Pacific". He warned the rapidly changing region had a number of "unresolved flash points".
I didn't vote for Kevin. Did you?
"Australia must be prepared through its diplomacy, its foreign policy and its defence policy." Australia's first-ever National Security Statement will be presented in this Parliament with a defence white paper to be handed down later this year. Defence spending has been locked in at 3 per cent growth for the next decade.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
I didn't see anywhere in that article about major increases in the defence budget apart from this:
Australia's first-ever National Security Statement will be presented in this Parliament with a defence white paper to be handed down later this year.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
There was also mention here of putting money into schools and hospitals instead and I agree totally but last time I checked they came under STATE government. Not FEDERAL. There's a huge difference.
The Premier Alan Carpenter has unveiled Labor's total spending commitment on schools over the next four years. He says the $1.5 billion package will allow 15 new schools to open next year and work on another 21 schools over the four year period. Today's announcement is a $300 million increase on what was allocated in the May budget.
At State Parliament this morning he said the Liberal Party is worth voting for because it would keep Royal Perth Hospital open, introduce mandatory jail terms for people who assault police and public officers, and repeal the Labor Party's prostitution legislation. He has also highlighted the Liberal's promise to improve the public education system.
Originally posted by ROO-meh
reply to post by Shere Khaan
join erm joined..
only cost a Harolt Holt his life fighting this ...
Hatts Road Northern Territory, Google earth it and slide up a little north 3 fresh green nuke silo's plus 12 levels underground.
I heard creepy duds announcement about 0300hrs on ABC 774am radio and shrugged "Australia will arm-up to defeat China " ggz wd Rudd/dud, did that sprechen de manchurian pick up a coke habit whilst pole dancing in NYC last year???
www.abc.net.au... was Opposition leader now PRIME MINISTER drugs/alc no excuse.
could someone teach me how to link google earth here please.
Originally posted by Nerva
This has to stop, and I hope to god that The country of australia stands up for their rights, freedoms, heritage, and well being. Before it gets liek the US. I know i will.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
reply to post by ChChKiwi
The nat party in NZ has tried to put on this loverly new image lately - nat "lite". Doesn't work on me 4 more years of helengrad is infinitely better than turning us into another neocon nuclear sub-port in the pacific.