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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Secrecy on emergency readiness hinders not helps preparedness

From ABC online

Dr Anthony Bergin the Director of Research Programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and David Templeman the former director-general of Emergency Management Australia on excessive and damaging secrecy about national preparedness for large scale emergencies:

"Terrorists already know where our soft spots exist. Sweeping vulnerabilities under the carpet results in our elected representatives having less incentive to fix the problems. When it comes to releasing information about the risks we face, governments should cease treating the public like helpless children that require protection"

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