Thursday, March 08, 2007

Stop Talisman Sabre US/Oz war games

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"From the the end of May to 2 July 2007, Australia will play host to the largest military exercise in Australia - Operation Talisman Sabre. According to the Public Environment Report released October 2006 it will involve nearly 14,000 US troops and over 12,000 Australian personnel ...

"Operation Talisman Sabre will utilise and traverse areas of high environmental significance, i.e. world heritage areas, such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and natural heritage listed sites which include indigenous sites and Ramsar wetlands. These areas are habitat to many migratory birds and threatened species such as dugongs and humpback whales. Environmental impacts identified by the Department of defence include effects on air quality, fire potential, noise pollution, waste disposal and spills and erosion from amphibian craft landings and weapon target zones."

Stop Talisman Sabre 2007

Lid dip to Graeme Dunstan of PeaceBus.

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