Category Archives: Australia

To Leash or Not to Leash the Dogs of War: The Politics of Law and Australia’s Response to Mercenarism and Private Military and Security Companies

To Leash or Not to Leash the Dogs of War: The Politics of Law and Australia’s Response to Mercenarism and Private Military and Security Companies

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Manus refugee having breakdown was beaten and jailed, say detainees

Manus refugee having breakdown was beaten and jailed, say detainees Refugees lodge complaint that Iranian man having a mental health episode was taken to Lorengau prison instead of being cared for, and allegedly assaulted Protesters at the Manus Island centre. … Continue reading

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Baghdad embassy probe delayed as friends defend dead guard

Baghdad embassy probe delayed as friends defend dead guard The Australian 12:00AM May 17, 2016 Mark Schliebs Reporter Brisbane Security contractor Chris Betts, who died in Baghdad last week, pictured with wife of three years Angela. Mr Betts, centre, with … Continue reading

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Gold Coast firm provides bodyguard paramedics to the rich

Gold Coast firm provides bodyguard paramedics to the rich May 27, 2016 10:00am Ryan KeenGold Coast Bulletin Troy Claydon and Simon Taylor, of Panoptic Solutions, Health, Safety and Security Services. Photo: Regi Varghese A GOLD Coast military veteran believes he’s … Continue reading

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Australia’s use of private military and security companies: Options for accountability under international law

Australia’s use of private military and security companies: Options for accountability under international law 25/04/2016 By Editors in Analysis, Articles, Uncategorized Introduction On 23 February 2016, news emerged that the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) had renewed … Continue reading

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Prosecution over Baghdad embassy shooting could rest on untested Bali bombing law: experts

Prosecution over Baghdad embassy shooting could rest on untested Bali bombing law: experts May 24, 2016 David Wroe National security correspondent A test case for the AFP A law created after the 2002 Bali bombings means there could be a … Continue reading

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DFAT flags review of embassy security contract with URG

DFAT flags review of embassy security contract with URG The Australian 12:00AM May 20, 2016 Brendan Nicholson Defence Editor Canberra The shooting death of Baghdad embassy security contractor Chris Betts could prompt a ­review by the Department of Foreign Affairs … Continue reading

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Jonathan Throsby denies being security firm URG director

Jonathan Throsby denies being security firm URG director The Australian 12:00AM May 19, 2016 Kylar Loussikian Journalist Sydney Rachel Baxendale Reporter Jonathan Throsby’s property in Wilcannia, far-western NSW. Picture: James Croucher A sheep station deep inside the red-dirt country in … Continue reading

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Commando detained after Baghdad embassy shooting was ‘allowed to shower’

Commando detained after Baghdad embassy shooting was ‘allowed to shower’ May 17, 2016 David Wroe National security correspondent Australian security contractor dies at Baghdad embassy Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has promised a thorough investigation into the death of the 34-year-old … Continue reading

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URG hits back at critics after Baghdad death

URG hits back at critics after Baghdad death The Australian 12:00AM May 21, 2016 Brendan Nicholson Defence Editor Canberra Unity Resources Group, the company responsible for security at Australia’s Baghdad embassy, has hit out at former employees who have criticised … Continue reading

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