1/3Term Wonder? Malcolm Turnbull

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  1. Bandwagon

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    It sounds rather far fetched until you consider voters are just as likely to punish with their vote as they are to reward.

    So you get vote for conservative, vote against that mealy mouthed Turnbull who done ruined my party.

    Not saying that would be likely or common, just that it would be a possibility.
     
  2. Surely

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    by voting for bill, wont happen.
     
  3. Pete Cash

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    What does it make you think about
     
  5. Pete Cash

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    how vapid our prime minister is
     
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    Ugggh
    Just ..uggghhh
     
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    Saying something as ridiculously stupid as that is one way to placate the right wing and their supporters.
     
  8. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    I think this will be remembered with "we will fight them on the beaches"....
     
  9. Smack

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    Apologies if this has already been posted.

    Defence Force to take greater role in responding to domestic terrorism

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-...r-role-in-domestic-terrorism-response/8713868

    Special Forces soldiers will provide specialised training to state and territory police as part of proposed changes aimed at improving the military's ability to help respond to domestic terrorism incidents.

    The Turnbull Government will today unveil an expansion of the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) role in assisting state and territory police deal with threats, including making it easier for troops to be deployed under "call out" powers.

    Justice Minister Michael Keenan said the first such overhaul of the ADF's role in counter-terrorism arrangements since 2005 was designed to help keep Australians safe.

    "The key thing we need is the most flexible possible arrangements — the threat's changed very significantly," Mr Keenan said.

    "In 2005 we never imagined Australia would be under the current terrorism threat that it is.

    "We need to make sure that the 'call out' powers are appropriate for the current circumstances."

    The Government said its proposed legislative changes to the Defence Act would remove a provision that currently limits states and territories from asking for ADF support and specialist military skills until their capability or capacity has been exceeded.

    A senior military official told the ABC the NSW coroner's recent report into the 2014 Lindt cafe siege made it very clear military "call out" powers did not need to be used in the incident, but acknowledged today's changes would make it easier to deploy troops.

    Police to continue to take lead in terrorism response
    Defence will also offer state and territory governments specialised training from Special Forces for "select law enforcement teams", as well as the placement of officers inside law enforcement agencies to "assist with liaison and engagement".

    Mr Keenan stressed law authorities would still hold primary responsibility for taking the lead on any domestic attack.

    He said the Commonwealth would give final sign-off calling in the Defence Force, only after being asked to by the states or territories.

    "It's very important that everyone understands that domestic counter-terrorism response remains primarily the responsibility of our police forces," he said.

    "We can't always know what form a terrorist attack might take in Australia, but there will be certain circumstances where the ADF might be useful.

    "When that is the case, I think Australians would understand we need arrangements that are going to allow that happen."

    The Justice Minister said he wanted to ensure they were working with police "so whatever assets the Commonwealth has including the ADF are being used".

    "There would only be limited circumstances in which the niche military capabilities that we have would be required," he said.

    The ABC has confirmed the Government will this week also release the findings of a wide-ranging review of Australia's intelligence community as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull contemplates whether to introduce a new Homeland Security Department, based on the United Kingdom's Home Office.

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    I believe this is a step in the right direction, albeit a small step. I would love to see a long term plan of having our defence force evolve in to a Counter Terrorist/ Insurgency force. Conventional wars are a thing of the past, we must adapt to the threat we face now and in the future.
     
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    Yep, sounds great, let's get the military involved in policing, I mean what the f**k could possibly go wrong?
     
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    Counter Terrorism, not policing


     
  12. Bandwagon

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    Unless there's a war going on, it's all policing mate.
     
  13. Smack

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    There is a war going on or has the recent lull in terrorism convinced you otherwise?
     
  14. Bandwagon

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    Not here in Australia there isn't.

    Or has the hype convinced you otherwise?
     
  15. Smack

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    No, the terrorist attacks have. We are at war with radical islam.
     
  16. Bandwagon

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    I see

    And that war extends to our shores?
     
  17. Smack

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    Yes mate, come out from under the blanky
     
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    I don't think it is I here who is living in fear, nor feel the need for further protection.
     
  19. Smack

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    Yes let's just pretend it doesn't exist

    Tell that to Saffie's Mum and Dad
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    That;s nice with all the heartstrings and stuff, yet I don't recall exactly what that has to do with the war that's going on here in Australia, perhaps you could enlighten me?
     

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