From the AFR comes this interesting snippet:
Defence will review the fatal Algerian gas plant hostage crisis to develop a strategy to better protect up to 5000 Australian mining, oil and gas workers across Africa.
The chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley, told a defence lunch in Canberra on Monday that the incident in which al-Qaeda-linked terrorists killed at least 48 hostages during a four-day siege at a gas plant deep in the Sahara, would be exhaustively examined to see what could be done to improve safety for resource workers.
Apparently there are between 4,000 and 5,000 Australian miners in Africa and $60 billion in investment. An epic globalisation success story so long they survive!