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PM abandons ‘cumbersome’ homeland security department

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December 4, 2008
International News
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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has formally abandoned the plan for a massive new department of homeland security Labor took to the election.

In his long-awaited national security statement, Mr Rudd said he’d taken the advice of former Defence Department head Ric Smith that to lump all the security and intelligence agencies into one new department would be too cumbersome. (The Age)