MILITARY MOVE: Minister Chan Chun Sing - Singapore’s Second Minister for Defence (red) with Australia’s Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert and Michelle Landry MP on board a Singapore military vessel.
MILITARY MOVE: Minister Chan Chun Sing - Singapore’s Second Minister for Defence (red) with Australia’s Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert and Michelle Landry MP on board a Singapore military vessel.

Peace group slams region militarisation ahead of Talisman

PEACE Convergence has targeted Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry for advocating the militarisation of the region.

The organisation is a coalition of anti-war groups.

Member of Peace Convergence, Graeme Dunstan said tax payers were paying for private contractors to get rich.

"The Peace Convergence asks what will aiding and abetting militarism bring to the community? Is the temporary job creation as virtuous as it sounds?

"We know from the Okinawans that along with greater military presence comes more violent crime and more subtly, an increasing military presence militarises local culture."

Ms Landry is one of many leaders in the region pushing for heavier military involvement to boost the local economy. The region has a strong military presence with Shoalwater Bay and the Western St Army Barracks.



ROADWORKS: Expect delays on the Bruce Highway

Premium Content ROADWORKS: Expect delays on the Bruce Highway

Roadworks are commencing both north and south of Marlborough.

NAMED: Who will be key to Capras under-16 campaign

Premium Content NAMED: Who will be key to Capras under-16 campaign

Young guns counting down to season kickoff in Cyril Connell Challenge.

Police search for man who harassed, threatened motorist

Premium Content Police search for man who harassed, threatened motorist

“The male driver of the HiLux sounded the horn, flashed lights and signalled for...