Being the seat of Federal Parliament and with so many Dept of Defence facilities in the area, do you feel safer living in Canberra than anywhere else in the Nation?
I recall when the previous U.S. President (was it Bush or Clinton) stayed a few nights in our Capital city, the F18 flew overhead constantly 24 hours a day and surely we have more AFP officers per capita than any other city.
But I noticed something yesterday and today that alarms me a little. On the way to work both mornings and travelling up Yamba Drive, when you start to go around Parliament House, there’s rather large, full garbage bag sitting on the side of the road, between the road and Parliament House. Now surely someone of authority must have seen it there and thought (even ever so slightly) “what if there’s a bomb or some other incendiary device in that bag?” It was less than 100 metres from Kev’s place as well (which some of you may wish was a bit closer if it was such a device) and across the road from the U.S. Embassy.
Now it may just be (and probably is) someone’s garbage that has fallen off the back of a ute or trailer as they entered the curve, but am I being paranoid or should such items be investigated and removed as a matter of course?