Sunraysia residents urged to be ‘alert not alarmed’

MILDURA is not at risk of a terrorist attack, but because of the vast amount of rural horticulture, theregion could be seen as a viable source of chemicals.

Mildura police Inspector Simon Clemence urged people to keep watch for any suspicious behaviour.

This included large purchases of fertilizers such as superphosphates, other chemicals used in making explosives or suspicious purchasesof explosives.

Insp Clemence said people should be aware of suspicious packages or bags left abandoned in public places.

“(Be alert for) suspicious behaviour such as people taking photos of significant infrastructure like the power station, the airport, abandoned vehicles near public buildings or near large gatherings of people,” he said.

“We want people to be alert,not alarmed.”

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad told the Sydney Morning Herald last week, during a heated debate with Greens Senator Larissa Waters, that he backed his government’s decision to send Australian troops to fight Islamic State targets in Syria.

“To back away from going over to Iraq and provide humanitarian aid to try and stop people getting murdered, and to say that makes us more of a threat, well we’re going to stand up for what’s right, and stand up for looking after humanitarian needs, and stopping people getting killed,” he said

“Australian’s believe that’s the right thing to do.”

Anyone with information or who notices suspicious behaviour should report it to police immediately by phoning 000, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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