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    I'm happy with what the chaser boys did..

    Maybe residents of NSW will put up more of a shit fight when 250 million of their tax dollars goes into protecting 21 individuals.

    Next time the government talk about spending money on ANYTHING, think to yourself, "generally, how successful are government backed & funded projects?"..

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    Yep the Chaser boys get arrested and charged, but the 'security' force's heads should roll for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Yep the Chaser boys get arrested and charged, but the 'security' force's heads should roll for this.
    Yes, the chaser boys have been arrested, charged and bailed, but we shall see if they are sent to jail once APEC is over.

    I am more concerned about how easily they were able to get past two sets of security. Either it means that all the 'security' has just been for show, or has been a major waste of time and energy.

    APEC could have held on a major whitsunday island and the leaders could still had a fantastic time, without all the distruption to the general public.

    Makes you really think about how prepared our security agencies are for a real terrorist attack that they are always training for in front of the cameras

    On a side note- I have always thought the big show of force that we see from time to time on tv about preparing for a terrorist attack is just for the cameras and papers and not much else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Yes, the chaser boys have been arrested, charged and bailed, but we shall see if they are sent to jail once APEC is over.

    I am more concerned about how easily they were able to get past two sets of security. Either it means that all the 'security' has just been for show, or has been a major waste of time and energy.

    APEC could have held on a major whitsunday island and the leaders could still had a fantastic time, without all the distruption to the general public.

    Makes you really think about how prepared our security agencies are for a real terrorist attack that they are always training for in front of the cameras

    On a side note- I have always thought the big show of force that we see from time to time on tv about preparing for a terrorist attack is just for the cameras and papers and not much else.
    I think you're right on the ball, I just wish they'd spend someone else's money on their showing off and not mine.

    Other countries have held the meeting in more remote locations, and I remember it wasn't this big of a deal when it was hosted in New Zealand, however we have the new terrorism threat now which the pollies milk for every vote its worth, so that gives them an excuse to spend spend spend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Yes, the chaser boys have been arrested, charged and bailed, but we shall see if they are sent to jail once APEC is over.
    Highly unlikely in my view. It's more likely to be a fine, suspended sentence or community service than jail time - the latter would backfire horrendously for the justice system.

    I am more concerned about how easily they were able to get past two sets of security. Either it means that all the 'security' has just been for show, or has been a major waste of time and energy.
    Ditto and this is why the stunt was justified whatever whinging about it may be going on.

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    I think they were lucky not to be shot by one of the American FBI working at the American building. I would be surprised with they got away without a jail sentence, they may want to make an example of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielBell
    Maybe residents of NSW will put up more of a shit fight when 250 million of their tax dollars goes into protecting 21 individuals.

    Next time the government talk about spending money on ANYTHING, think to yourself, "generally, how successful are government backed & funded projects?"..

    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...3-1242,00.html
    The Chaser stunt was funny (not all of them are) but even funnier is the fact that Howard's little vote-winning spectacle seems to be backfiring. Resign Johnny. Your reward is to spend the rest of eternity with Janette, that barnacle on the ship of state
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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronD
    I think they were lucky not to be shot by one of the American FBI working at the American building. I would be surprised with they got away without a jail sentence, they may want to make an example of them.
    I wouldn't be annoyed if they were shot instantly, at least i'd know 250m$ in tax dollars went into a system that at least WORKED.
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    For everyone's amusement, I have put in italics the part in question.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=294355

    Kevin Rudd — like the prime minister — had a good APEC.

    The summit intended to give John Howard a boost for the looming federal election also proved to be a useful showcase for the Labor leader.

    Rudd managed to stay on good terms with US President George W. Bush while outlining his party's plan to withdraw 550 combat troops from Iraq.

    And he looked relaxed and comfortable conducting a half-hour dialogue with Chinese President Hu Jintao entirely in Mandarin.

    But Rudd almost did not make it to the Opera House lunch for Russian president Vladimir Putin at which he was to support Howard’s speech of welcome.

    Rudd's Commonwealth car was turned back at three entry points to the secure zone, even though he and all members of his party — including the driver — had appropriate passes.

    The Labor leader was told his car could not get past the checkpoints because it was not part of a motorcade. And this, believe it or not, was a day after the fiasco of the fake motorcade that got the Chaser comedians into trouble with the law.

    Eventually Rudd got out, walked through a check point, and set off on foot along Macquarie St.

    Before long, though, he realised he had no hope of getting to the lunch on time that way.

    So he explained his dilemma to a friendly Sydney cop and sought a lift.

    While other VIPs arrived at the function by limousine, Rudd pulled up in a police car.

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