Saturday, April 24, 2004

Your state government at work - be alarmed but not alert 

This report in today's "Sydney Morning Herald": "The alleged mastermind of a planned terrorist attack in Australia used a NSW Government website to get maps, data and satellite images of potential targets, including Sydney's Centrepoint, the Parramatta CBD and transport systems."

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources' website, apparently allows the visitor to "zoom in on satellite images of the state's railways, motorways, other major roads, as well as rivers and residential and business zones. Information on buildings and vital structural information is also available."

The website proudly announces that "The NSW Government is committed to enhancing the public availability, dissemination and exchange of information . . . to enable you to quickly and easily access information."

Is the NSW Government by any chance running free flying lessons as part of their migrant outreach program?


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