QANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1138 times:
Like - OMG I can't believe how slack security has been around Sydney lately - especially considering the current situation. I don't care if the Prime Minister is in Canberra, I shouldn't be allowed to take this photo without the permission or even knowledge of security. Imagine if my camera was something else:
Me, my wife and two baby girls live near the government compound and I have grave fears for our security. If cars are simply allowed to park right outside the fence and the presence of security is minimal to say the most - then I'm not sure if I feel safe where I am.
Not to mention the fact that yesterday (in a test of security) a tv news reporter with a film crew made it all the way up to the prime ministers office door in sydney before being stopped by federal police.
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1036 times:
It seems to me like you are overreacting. Don`t let the media stampede you into a panic. Don`t get stressed out worrying over things that are not in your control, and more importantly, things that are very unlikely to happen.
QANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 939 times:
Well, it was just an observation.
I thought that in the context of the current international situation that there would have been a greater security presense in official government residences and also at other government buildings. Am I being unreasonable by questioning the current relaxed security at landmarks?
I understand that people are allowed to go into the German parliament roof - but are you put through some kind of security beforehand?
My only concern was that cars are allowed to park very close to Admiralty and Kirribilli house and people are allowed to approach the premises without some kind of security approval.
And ADG, I'm not excusing parliament house from this either. I think that x-ray machines and metal detectors have a place in the foyer of our nations parliament.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 917 times:
We have the UK + Italian consulates in our office tower and besides the permanent security guards crawling all over the place - the only beefing up of security I saw was for those pesky *No War* protesters in the city yesterday - they locked down our building and we couldn't leave for half an hour.