Monday, January 21, 2013

1) ADF FACING SEISMIC CHANGE IN TRANSITION TO PEACE


1) ADF FACING SEISMIC CHANGE IN TRANSITION TO PEACE
2) Melbourne pensioner Gerard Little, 45, charged with planning to travel to West Papua to become mercenary
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West Papua gets a mention in last few minutes but worth a listen for those interested in Aussi Foreign Affairs/defence

Joe


http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/adf-facing-seismic-change-in-transition-to-peace/4477340

1) ADF FACING SEISMIC CHANGE IN TRANSITION TO PEACE

Broadcast:
Tuesday 22 January 2013 7:32AM (view full episode)
With the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan after 11 years, plus the end of operations in Timor and the Solomon Islands, the Australian Defence Force is facing a seismic change.
Australia Defence Force chief David Hurley yesterday flagged the need to 'reconfigure' and 'reset' the ADF.
Guests
Paul Dibb
Former Defence Ministry adviser and professor of strategic and defence studies at the ANU

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http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/melbourne-pensioner-gerard-little-45-charged-with-planning-to-travel-to-west-papua-to-become-mercenary/story-e6freoof-1226556519417


2) Melbourne pensioner Gerard Little, 45, charged with planning to travel to West Papua to become mercenary



A MELBOURNE pensioner charged with planning to travel to West Papua as a mercenary fighting against the Indonesian government had his matter briefly heard in the Brisbane Magistrate Court on Friday.
Gerard Michael Little, 45, was remanded in custody following his arrest at Brisbane International Airport on December 4.
The Victorian man was charged with committing preparatory act for incursion into foreign states between February and December last year and with performing drills in preparation for incursion by attending a military training camp in the Ukraine in August.
It is alleged Little was boarding a flight to Papua New Guinea moments before he was arrested and intended to ''island hop'' to the war-torn territory of West Papua and fight against the Indonesian Government as a mercenary.
Police alleged he used Facebook to garner support for his cause and posted about his mercenary plans.
Lawyer Lauren Phelps, for Little, said she was seeking a one-month adjournment in order to go through ''two volumes of material'' that had been received from the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecution.
Magistrate Jacqui Payne adjourned the matter until February 22.
Little will not be required to attend.

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