In today’s Aussie WTF (which should really be the new URL for MB):
More than 700 police will be trained to use high-powered semi-automatic rifles, with frontline officers expected to take immediate action to confront terror attacks and active armed offenders.
Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said on Wednesday that police will buy 300 AR-15 30-shot semi-automatic rifles, with the guns expected to be delivered by the middle of next year.
Police from the public order response team (PORT) and four regional hubs – Geelong, Ballarat, Morwell and Shepparton – will be trained to use the rifles, each valued at nearly $6000.
In Cambodia you can shoot a cow with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) for USD100.
It would surely be cheaper and safer for the public to fly officers over to satiate the bloodlust on a few unsuspecting bovines.
Notwithstanding the known terrorist nests of Geelong, Ballarat, Morwell and Shepparton.
He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.