I was going to write something about Sydney and APEC and the security measures, but so many have mentioned it already, so I shan't bother with anything expressing outrage in a democracy or how we Melbournians are so smugly laughing at the flashy tart to the north of us.
What I did find very interesting was to learn some of the security measures for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Army battalions permanently stabled in secret areas under the stands in Homebush Stadium, hairs taped across fire exits of city hotels, checked daily. There was more but I forget now.
I'll just post a few salient links from blogging mates. Somehow I don't think APEC in Sydney will be of political advantage to Mr Malcolm Turnbull in his posh eastern suburbs electorate of Wentworth. Fortunately our electoral commission operates very independently and balances electorates quite well.
I suppose I am pleased that they have locked all those foreign types and Howard behind a fence. I don't think even Sydney people would want those types among them.
Jo and Steph are only just recovering from their boozy weekends and haven't noticed anything yet.
Keshi said in an unrelated post
btw City roads are blocked today cos of the APEC summit drama...my usual route to work has been blocked with barricades and there are loads of Police guys walking around, loud choppers trying to make us deaf, massive Police boats in the harbour etc. Never seen the city like this before! Anyways, Mr.George Bush is going to be in town soon and I hope I get to wave at him cos he's going to be staying very close to where I work! :) O the mess he creates just by one visit to Sydney!