I'm probably just preaching to the converted here but.....
"More Australians have died at the hands of police, lawfully or unlawfully, in 10 years – at least 50 between 2006 and 2015 – than from terrorist attacks in Australia in the past 20 years." (Professor Greg Austin - Australian Centre for Cyber Security, University of NSW.)
Not to mention 318 deaths from domestic violence just in 2014 and 2015 and 15 deaths and 430 hospitalisations a day from alcohol!
You are completely ignoring the more than a dozen would-be terrorists in Australian jails right now, convicted of or awaiting trial for planning mass casualty attacks. You should be thankful for quality policing here.
Hey Chris, firstly points for taking the time to write a long response. You've been pretty ruthless with poor old Professor Greg Austin and unjustifiably so. You obviously didn't do any background checks on who he is. You've made value judgements based on two words - Cyber Security.
Look, I understand people respond from a place of fear and for those that don't engage in serious critical thinking the media does generally dictate what those fears are. I know you and Dave will argue your view points until the cows come home I guess you have a right to do just that in a public forum as much as I feel they are ill informed.
However, (and I mean no offence here at all) when it comes to me choosing a person to listen to out of you, Dave and Greg, it's not really difficult to work out the opinion I respect the most........
1. Dave Duetronium - Can't actually remember what he does, but pretty sure it's not in the counter terrorism field. Half decent DJ though back in the day.
2. Chris Chrol - Electronic Design and Multimedia.
3. Professor Greg Austin - Professor in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). He concurrently serves as a Professorial Fellow with the EastWest Institute (EWI) in New York.
Has held posts in Australian security policy as Ministerial adviser, parliamentary committee secretary, international intelligence liaison officer and intelligence analyst has worked and lived in London, Brussels, Washington DC, Hong Kong and Canberra.
He has a career of achievement in international security affairs.
has held seven university appointments: Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Fellow (Senior Lecturer level), Research Fellow (Lecturer level), Visiting Professor, Senior Visiting Fellow and Visiting Fellow, all in world class universities or departments in the UK and Australia
Has published six books on Asian security affairs (five are on China), each with a strong interdisciplinary focus, and one additional edited volume on energy security has current research interests in cyber strategy and diplomacy, security policies of China and Russia, countering violent extremism, and national security ethics.
Travels widely for consultations with business and government (e.g. office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense in 2014, the IISS Track 1 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore in 2015, IEEE Open Internet project in Beijing in 2016)
Regularly speaks in prominent forums (such as the Brookings Institution in December 2014 and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia in May 2015, IDSA Annual Conference in New Delhi in 2016)
Here we are folks.... round 1 of music acts for Rainbow Serpent Festival 2018... ding ding!
Still a bucket load of talent to be announced in the coming months, but this should be enough to get you through the next 30 days or so. 😉 xPut down your pens people! First round music announcement for #rsf2018 is here! As always we feel our first drop of international talent has a little something for everyone whatever your bpm or groove and there's still sooooo much more to come in the coming months so don't chuck a nana if all your auditory boxes ain't quite ticked yet. 😉 x
Massive love to our music team for putting together a solid bag of names year after year. x 🙂
a cross section of everything i've lost my s* to over the years. EPIC lineup for my now super sweet 16th rainbow mate!!!!!!
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