VOLUME 4: AUSTRALIAN SOVEREIGN DEFENCE & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING GROUP… WHO ARE THESE FUCKERS?

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The thing about the masters of war, the people who make and profit from selling the weapons that kill children sheltering in their homes… and we’re not talking here about factory floor workers doing a mundane job because there is hardly any other engineering work in Austraila, but about the people who own the companies that employ them…

This is the story of a relatively new Australian weapons company: Australian Sovereign Defence and Advanced Manufacturing Group, normally referred to as ASDAM.

VOLUME 3: BACKGROUNDER ON THE SOME OF THE MAJOR COMPANIES IN THE DANDENONG REGION THAT ARE PART OF THE F-35 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN BEING USED TO DROP BOMBS ON GAZA

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The region around Dandenong has long been associated with light industrial engineering. As a result of trade liberalisation which began in the 1980s, many small companies were forced to close… whilst some sought to diversify into the only game left in town: the arms trade.

The three companies listed in this leaflet are by no means the only ones in the region involved in the production of weapons that are currently being used in Gaza. But they are key parts of the F-35 Global Supply Chain.

Australia is on the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and has served as its Chair on four occasions. As one of the founding signatories, the Statute of the IAEA has been a part of Australian law since it was ratified in 1957. It signed the Additional Protocols in 1998.

From the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons of 1995 to the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons which was founded here, Australia has played a significant role in calling for a nuclear weapons free world… despite our being the third largest miner of Uranium in the world and hosting the nuclear war fighting base of Pine Gap.

All safeguard agreements in place between the IAEA and non-nuclear states are based on IAEA Circular 153. There is a legal loophole in this Circular that exempts Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) used for naval nuclear propulsion from reporting protocols. Australia acquiring HEU fuelled submarines will be the first time that this legal loophole has been exploited and analysts are concerned that this may open the door to other nations; thus fuelling the proliferation of HEU.

HEU sitting outside of the safeguards could well lead to states using nuclear propulsion to disguise a nuclear weapons program.

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