AUSTRALIA: INDUSTRY SEES SURGE IN DEFENCE EXPORT APPLICATIONS AND IS AUSTRALIA VIOLATING TREATY BY SUPPLYING WEAPONS FOR YEMEN CIVIL WAR?

AUSTRALIA: INDUSTRY SEES SURGE IN DEFENCE EXPORT APPLICATIONS

Defence Connect on 21 August reported that there has been a boost in the confidence for Australian businesses to reach for opportunities in foreign defence markets, showing the growing capacity of Australia’s defence industry.  Data shows a 25% surge in the number of defence and dual-use export permit applications received in the last quarter of 2017-18 compared with the same period last year.

https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/key-enablers/2744-industry-sees-surge-in-defence-export-applications

IS AUSTRALIA VIOLATING TREATY BY SUPPLYING WEAPONS FOR YEMEN CIVIL WAR?

Meanwhile, The Feed from SBS in Australia asks this question.  It says that the Australian Government has granted 16 licences to export defence goods to Saudi Arabia and potentially 33 licences for defence exports to the UAE – these countries are among the key aggressors in Yemen. Australia has also authorised exports of weaponry to Oman and Jordan. It says that the government is refusing to disclose what exactly has been authorised for sale to Saudi Arabia.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/is-australia-violating-treaty-by-supplying-weapons-for-yemen-civil-war

PLANS FOR 3D-PRINTED GUNS EXPLODE ACROSS INTERNET AMID COURT BATTLE TO REPRESS THEM

The Washington Times on 20 August reported that plans for 3D-printed guns have spread across the internet over the past three weeks despite the efforts of a federal judge and some of the largest US social media companies to try to impose limits.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/20/3d-printed-guns-plans-explode-across-internet-amid