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Erratic driver causes havoc on grand final day

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Erratic driver causes havoc on grand final day

A fifteen-year-old Knoxfield boy has been tasered and arrested by Victoria Police, on Grand final day, as he was driving erratically on Swanston Street, in Melbourne CBD. The teenage boy, who claims to be mentally impaired, was wearing a helmet and armed with a weapon, aimed to caused havoc among fellow members of the community. Pedestrians feared for their life as they believed the young boy was ‘purposely’ trying to run them down and screamed to the police to “shoot him”. Although many believe the boy looked like a terrorist, due to wearing a bl  ...read more

UNSW gets High Level Protection

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UNSW gets High Level Protection

With the increasing occurrence of terror attacks around the world, Sydney’s city council has been taking steps to enhance security around public spaces in the city centre. In June this year, the council installed concrete bollards along Martin Place at the location of the Lindt Café siege, to prevent terrorist attacks like those we have seen in London, Barcelona and Nice. According to a City of Sydney spokesperson, the bollards will help to “strengthen security in public places”. We couldn’t agree more. With terror attacks sparking fear, th  ...read more

Keeping SA safe

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Keeping SA safe

When it comes to protection from terrorist attacks in public areas, sporting arenas are a high priority. They are venues where tens of thousands of people group together which means it is an ideal target for VBIED and VBT attacks. The Adelaide Oval has recognized this and is preparing to replace their temporary concrete barriers with 190 steel bollards giving the oval 360-degree protection. Transport Minister, Stephen Mullighan said the safety and security of Adelaide Oval attendees and staff is his number one priority. He said the tempo  ...read more

Tasmania calls for Bollards

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Tasmania calls for Bollards

Hobart Lord Mayor, Sue Hickey recently proposed some hard security measures for Hobart given the recent vehicle attacks in cities around the world. She suggested the installation of bollards in Hobart’s hotspots such as the Salmanca Market, The Farmgate Market and areas which host annual events such as the Taste of Tasmania. She also urged people to not assume they were safe just because they lived in Tasmania. She said Australians are never completely safe and installing bollards will be a step towards the safety of the people. She also added that people of  ...read more

Working with business owners to make Australia safer

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Working with business owners to make Australia safer

Cabinet Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos has announced the Australian Government will provide consultancy to owners and operators of crowded places to ensure they are better equipped to protect against terrorist attacks. With extensive knowledge on VBIED and VBT protection, soft approach solutions which protect against car-borne terrorist attacks and with a team with a national presence Australian Bollards is well-positioned to provide this consultancy to make Australia a safer place. On the ABC show Insiders, Mr Sinodinos said “terrorists  ...read more

Van mounts curb in Barcelona terror attack

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Van mounts curb in Barcelona terror attack

Australians woke up this morning to terrible news about a terrorist attack in the beautiful, welcoming city of Barcelona. It has caused the world to take notice at yet what is once again a tragic event and ultimately a global threat to the general safety of humanity. The brazen attack saw a white van plough into a busy pedestrian sidewalk killing 13 people injuring at least 50 more. The questions that arise after such a tragedy is how can we better protect areas where people gather such as tourist destinations, outdoor shopping malls and sporting or concert precincts.   ...read more

Charlottesville shows the need for Safe Zones

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Charlottesville shows the need for Safe Zones

The incident in Charlottesville, Virginia where a man rammed a car through a protest killing one person and injuring 32 others makes us think about the need for creating safety zones for the people. Vehicle-ramming attacks have become increasingly common due to rise of terrorism and political unrest; similar attacks took place in Westminster in March 2017, Nice, Ohio University and Berlin. Not just a public protest but any area which has a large number of people gathered together is vulnerable to attack, specially from vehicles ramming into pedestrians.   ...read more

50 Lonsdale receives the highest protection

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50 Lonsdale receives the highest protection

Located directly opposite the famous Madame Brussels Lane, 50 Lonsdale Street also known as the Urban Workshop finds itself in the heart of the Melbourne’s Parliamentary precinct. With 33 levels of office space, the establishment owned by superannuation company ISPT and managed by CBRE is one of the city’s premier commercial buildings. With a rich history incorporating four historic buildings, protecting the space comes with the weight of protecting a historical Melbourne site. Australian Bollards was tasked with implementing a solution which provides a high  ...read more

Never again ram-raids at Blackburn North

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Never again ram-raids at Blackburn North

Only a few months ago, a man peered into a shop in Blackburn North. Soon after, he rammed his four-wheel drive into it and left without trouble. The store front was completely unprotected and unprepared for the attack. But not anymore. The event has made Blackburn North take steps to increase security around the building. By installing 168mm diameter bollards, an NJM Group propriety product, in front of the entrance, they have made sure ram-raids are now a thing of the past. The sub surface mounted, concrete backfilled bollards prevent unauthorised vehicles from forcing t  ...read more

Princes Bridge protected with anti-terror barricades

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Princes Bridge protected with anti-terror barricades

Temporary water-filled barricades have popped up along the heavily populated Princes Bridge in Melbourne over the past week. Intended to protect pedestrians from terror attacks and possible VBIED’s after the bridge was identified as an at-risk location. Other temporary concrete blocks have been installed at popular public spaces such as Federation Square, the MCG, Queen Victoria Market, Southern Cross Station, Flinders St Station and Boathouse Drive under Princes Bridge to block unauthorised vehicle access. These concrete blocks are not sturdy or durable enough to w  ...read more







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