Iraqi training at CIT?

MWF 14 February 2009 16

Just wondering if anyone else is aware of the fact that for the last week 60 Iraqi Police Officers have been undergoing training at CIT.  I have no problem with that. They are probably being trained in how to speak English or something.

My issue with this is why this is such a  secret.

Actually the training is taking place at CIT solutions.  But shhhhhh – they don’t want anyone to know.

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peterh peterh 2:56 pm 16 Feb 09

maybe it isn’t publicised because we really don’t care??

hairy nosed wombat hairy nosed wombat 2:51 pm 16 Feb 09

It is hardly Secret, as this is from The Age, Monday 16 February 2009.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/iraqi-police-get-csi-lessons-20090215-886n.html

sirocco sirocco 11:28 am 16 Feb 09

They’re studying forensics here for a few months (maybe so they can investigate all the horrors their country has experienced over the last 30 yrs).

Not a secret – just not publisised – I’m sure if you called CIT they would happily tell you what’s happening.

The public learn about events cos PR people make an effort to make promote them, if there is no pressing reason for the public at large to know about an event then why spend money on PR?

Would the general public all know at once if a gov dept was spending money on replacing their photocopiers? Probably not. But it wouldn’t be a secret – you’d just need to read their Annual Report…

dingo84 dingo84 8:25 am 16 Feb 09

Far out… Thank god the comments in this post did not follow your theme of paranoia..

You are probably the kind of person that starts mumbling under her breath when a family of foreigners sits next to her family at a beach!

*vomit* – on you!

bd84 bd84 8:35 pm 15 Feb 09

Did you want them to run a front page story on it or something?
Who cares?

deezagood deezagood 3:38 pm 15 Feb 09

There are tonnes of international students (from all over the world) studying in Canberra at any given time. Big deal.

Whatsup Whatsup 12:31 pm 15 Feb 09

And a warm welcome to the students. Hope you enjoy you stay in Canberra. Next….

BenMac BenMac 11:52 am 15 Feb 09

Do you know which CIT Campus? CIT Bruce has a Forensic Investigation course, considered one of the best in the country.

rosebud rosebud 10:11 am 15 Feb 09

I’d say security reasons – for us and them. And as an afterthought, they might also want to try and apply for refugee status and we can’t have that. Oh, wait, that was the last government.

Ozhair Ozhair 9:30 am 15 Feb 09

Sorry, MWF. From now on we’ll make sure that you, personally, are advised of everything that happens in the city, as obviously something that you aren’t informed of is a “secret” or “cover-up”.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 8:50 am 15 Feb 09

They generally charge about 5-10 (500% – 1000%) times more for overseas students at CIT, cause they aren’t heavily funded by our Govt… So cha-ching $$$ all over the world!

Yep, I know this cause I worked there last year.

LlamaFrog LlamaFrog 8:46 am 15 Feb 09

I don’t understand you problem, is it that people from Iraq have entered australia without getting your permission? or that there wasn’t a major media event?

astrojax astrojax 8:30 am 15 Feb 09

is it a ‘secret’, or was it simply not trumpeted? you found out, haven’t heard you’ve been dragged into the night – mountains, molehills…?

Thumper Thumper 8:28 am 15 Feb 09

last week 60 Iraqi Police Officers have been undergoing training at CIT

And…. the problem is?

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 8:25 am 15 Feb 09

What the robot said. If this is an ‘issue’, you’ve got bigger ones, believe me.

Deckard Deckard 11:36 pm 14 Feb 09

Probably for security. Police recruits are one of the main targets for bombings in Iraq – to deter others from joining up.

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