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Two Crusading Granddads From Adelaide – With Extensive Counter Terrorism Expertise – Are Putting The Heat On COAG To Act – Before It Is Too Late!

April 1, 2016 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Analysis confirms two elements are involved in all suicide terrorist attacks – guns and explosives – both readily available in Australia.

Just how safe are we in the ‘lucky country’? Not safe enough!

Prime Minister Turnbull has the chance this week, to take seriously the need to better protect all of our lives and create a safer future for our children and grandchildren.

Vastly more can be done at minimal cost, to make the wellbeing of the population, the nations’ first priority, according to two crusading granddads, Roger Henning and Michael Roach.

Both are originally from Adelaide. Both have carried out Government assignments at home and overseas, involving high risks and major challenges.

Both have decades of counter terrorism experience; involvement in the protection of billions worth of critical infrastructure and had access to nuclear facilities, here and elsewhere.

Both worked on the Port Arthur Massacre. Michael in Canberra! Roger onsite!

On 9/11, both vowed independently of each other, to do all possible to improve on entrenched, stovepipe counter terrorism methodology! Roger’s passion for change is driven by the fact, murdered American Airlines Purser, Betty Ong, the hero of 9/11, who alerted the world to the hijacks, was a family friend.

The granddads have delivered on their promise, undertaking eight years relentless pro bono work, to come up with new innovative, best practice security solutions, at their own expense, with not a cent of taxpayer money.

Both remain open to working with this PM and Cabinet, all levels of Government; vulnerable airports, seaports, rail and bus hubs, sports stadiums, shopping centres and other soft targets for terrorists.

When not exposing National Security risks, via an army of media supporters, these mates are intensely private citizens, protective of their families and hell bent on achieving their goals to make Governments more accountable.

“Act not on what a politician says – only on what each achieves”, said Roger, who has worked one-to-one with some great decision makers, including the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher of Britain and Singapore’s, Lee Kuan Yew.

“Australians have an expectation – ‘everything which can be done, has been done’ – when this is far from the reality. The population has been treated like mushrooms – kept in the dark and fed on a diet of bulldust!

“Successive Federal, State and Territory leaders have sat on their blood stained hands since 2007, while addressing everything except the protection of the Australian population”, Roger said.

The vast majority of Australian doesn’t have a clue as to the role of COAG – the Council of Australian Governments – made up of Federal, State and Territory politicians. COAG sounds impressive, does some good stuff, but what is more important than protecting the lives of every Australian?

“Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, has the opportunity to show some real leadership, at Friday’s COAG meeting, to differentiate his Government from the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd/Abbott Governments!

“Past Governments made a lot of noise, but all failed to deliver on their own 2007 COAG agreement, to disrupt access to the CBRNE (Chemical/Biological/ Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive) supply chain.

“Current, Federal Attorney-General, George Brandis, executed a brilliant, Wayne Bennett-style, flick pass last week, when he absolved himself from any responsibility, for gun related deaths occurring almost daily, in Australia.

“Senator Brandis was right! State and Territory Governments, are responsible for managing the CNRNE supply chain, to disrupt terrorist and criminal access, to unlimited supplies of ammunition and chemicals and prevent stockpiling.

“As the nation’s primary law maker, Senator Brandis has duty-of-care and personal responsibility, to ensure he does everything possible to support Prime Minister Turnbull, in persuading COAG to act before it is too late”, said Roger.

“It isn’t rocket science and needn’t be costly for the Turnbull Government!

How can PM Turnbull help dismantle the COAG roadblock?

  • Raise the urgent requirement for Premiers and Chief Ministers, to act at the opening of the COAG meeting, in Canberra, on Friday.
  • Explain there is no need to rehash the 2007 COAG agreement.
  • Request AFP Commissioner, Andrew Colvin, to explain in ‘simple English’, how AUSTRAC works, to trace and manage illegal money transfers, used to fund terrorists and international crime?
  • Quickly establish the feasibility of modifying the backend of AUSTRAC to have a derivative management system up and running in 12 weeks
  • Ask the AG, Senator George Brandis, to legislate for the new system to operate on a user-pay basis, compulsorily funded by all sellers and buyers of ammunition and chemicals.
  • Explain CBRNE management doesn’t outlaw registered guns – but will cause great grief for terrorists and outlaws and all who own illegal guns!
  • “A gun without ammunition becomes an innate object”
  • Next item agenda Lady Premier, gentlemen?

Should Prime Minister Turnbull; Premiers and Chief Ministers fail to act fast, they’ll all be held accountable at the ballot box, if the predicted mass casualty attack occurs on their watch and they failed to do all possible to prevent it.

See attached CBRNE documents.

For comment please call the PM, AG, Minister for Justice and every State Premier and Chief Minister.

COMING UP PRE- COAG THIS WEEK:  (1) People Power! What the Australian public can do, to pressure change? (2) Vulnerability of Australian Airports and other ‘soft target’ designated “Places of Mass Gathering” (3) Mitigating Australia’s ‘dirty nuclear bomb’ threat and more

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