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    Locked but no loading - VIP bodyguard wages cut.

    Seeing guns have been banned Down Under one could ask why politicians think they need armed security guards prepared to take a bullet for them? Have they no faith in their own legislation? Maybe they could get rid of armed guards all together seeing they believe that the firearms ban is a sucess. Haz.
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    Locked but no loading - VIP bodyguard wages cut.

    by: By Steve Lewis
    From: The Daily Telegraph
    October 26, 2011 12:00AM
    Bodyguards face salary cuts of up to 35 per cent
    AFP says review "is not a cost-saving measure"

    AFP Commissioner Tony Negus has a mini-revolt on his hands over plans to strip away a "composite allowance" paid to several hundred of his officers, The Daily Telegraph reported.

    Bodyguards protecting Julia Gillard and Governor-General Quentin Bryce at this week's Commonwealth talkfest in Perth are now in line to lose the loading - worth about $25,000 annually.

    They not only fear a loss of wages but claim the changes - due to come into effect in January - will erode the level of protection for high-risk envoys from Israel and the US.



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    Last edited by Haz.; 10-25-2011 at 06:19 PM.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    For the sake of the foreigners in the crowd, would you please explain AFP and AFP Commissioner. I think I understand "wages out" as being a pay cut based on the "loading" (being armed") being taken off their job description/duties. If I've missed that up, please correct me.

    But if I have it right, it seems that the only appropriate thing to do is strip them of their armd status and reduce their pay accordingly. At least here in the USA we have politicians who need armed bodyguards in spite of laws that keep the ordinary citizen disarmed because we do have criminals that have firearms. Everybody "knows" that Aussie crooks turned in their firearms along with everybody else. [/sarcasm]

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    For the sake of the foreigners in the crowd, would you please explain AFP and AFP Commissioner. I think I understand "wages out" as being a pay cut based on the "loading" (being armed") being taken off their job description/duties. If I've missed that up, please correct me.

    But if I have it right, it seems that the only appropriate thing to do is strip them of their armd status and reduce their pay accordingly. At least here in the USA we have politicians who need armed bodyguards in spite of laws that keep the ordinary citizen disarmed because we do have criminals that have firearms. Everybody "knows" that Aussie crooks turned in their firearms along with everybody else. [/sarcasm]

    stay safe.
    G'day skidmark. AFP are the Australian Federal Police. Down Under we have Federal police force and State police force. The AFP Comissioner heads / runs / leads the Australian Federal Police Force.

    The government, which is rapidly running out of money, because they wast it on crap and have given themselves a huge pay rise desperately need to cut costs. Where to start? Cut workers wages whilst raising they salery.

    [quote]"Everybody "knows" that Aussie crooks turned in their firearms along with everybody else." [/sarcasm]

    Seriously mate, I believe some of the drones running our country actually believe criminals did?
    Last edited by Haz.; 10-25-2011 at 10:21 PM.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz. View Post
    They not only fear a loss of wages but claim the changes - due to come into effect in January - will erode the level of protection for high-risk envoys from Israel and the US.
    Unfortunately, a lot of these knuckle-headed schemes are sometimes self-correcting. Hopefully they'll see their error beforehand. If not, some nut like Jared or Cho may come along and make a point of proving them wrong.
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