A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Friday, July 22, 2005

Bravo, Sydney!

"Sydney adopts New York counter-terror campaign"
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's largest city, Sydney, has adopted a New York-style counter-terrorism campaign, urging residents to report unattended bags or suspicious activity around public transport.

Adopting the New York slogan: "If you see something, say something," the A$200,000 (US$150,00) campaign will be used in radio and newspaper advertisements and on posters around public transport stations and signs on the sides of buses.

"We want to get this message out to commuters, 'you are our eyes and ears, our first line of defense against those that would do us harm'," New South Wales state premier Bob Carr said at Sydney's Central railway station on Thursday.