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Is Perth that dangerous?

By Indi - 12 May 2005 5

DFAT apologises for Perth travel warning
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has apologised for sending out a travel advisory warning that Perth is dangerous at this time of year.

Subscribers to the department’s email travel advice received the message overnight.

It is the same service that warns Australian travellers about other countries’ security and cultural conditions.

The department says the Perth message was mistakenly sent by an external contractor while testing a new mail system.

It says it has taken action to ensure that test messages will not be sent out again.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1366846.htm

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5 Responses to
Is Perth that dangerous?
Davo111 9:09 pm 16 Feb 11

Perth is fine, my brother just came back from there. However, there are a lot of indigenous street kids, so some petty crime does occur.

JustThinking 8:39 pm 16 Feb 11

ConanOfCooma said :

Perth is the only city I have felt safe in, at 3AM in the CBD, wasted on any given evening. Also, the cops a really nice!

Funny as I am fom Qbn……and I feel safe walking home at 3am too. Never had an issue.(that I could not deal with) Neither have any of my kids.

ConanOfCooma 7:07 pm 16 Feb 11

Perth is the only city I have felt safe in, at 3AM in the CBD, wasted on any given evening. Also, the cops a really nice!

che 10:06 am 13 May 05

Here is what Darth has to say about blasted contractors

johnboy 11:27 pm 12 May 05

The first message looked like this:

Subject: Advice : Travel Advice for Perth has changed
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 19:03:56 +1000 (EST)
From: mlmanager@www.dfat.gov.au
To: mailinglists@www.dfat.gov.au

This is a message to let you know that Perth is dangerous at this time
of year.

xxx

Needless to say those of us who follow travel advisories were astonished. Also alarmed at the kisses.

It was followed a few hours later by this one:

Subject: Message sent in error to travel advisories list
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 10:15:55 +1000 (EST)
From: mlmanager@www.dfat.gov.au
To: mailinglists@www.dfat.gov.au

Dear travel advice subscriber,

Some e-mail subscribers may have recently received a message referring to Perth.

This was a test message sent in error by an external contractor while testing a new mail system.

The privacy of your e-mail address has not been compromised and we have taken action to ensure that this cannot happen again.

Our apologies for any confusion.

Alan Walsh
Website Manager
Images of Australia Branch
Public Diplomacy Division
Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph +61 2 6261 3980
Fax +61 2 6261 1221
http://www.dfat.gov.au

One imagines a head waving on a stick outside the DFAT building.

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