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Operation Mercury 2005
Submitted On Friday, September 30, 2005
Submitted By Pip McGowan

Australia’s second national counter-terrorism multijurisdictional exercise, Mercury 05, will occur in October 2005.

Mercury 05 is a strategic level exercise involving large scale field deployment activities and discussion exercises conducted under the auspices of the National Counter-Terrorism Committee (NCTC).

The aim of Mercury 05 is to test Australia’s prevention, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements for a terrorist event.

A wide range of Government agencies will be involved in the exercise - including the Country Fire Service, Metropolitan Fire Service, SA Ambulance, State Emergency Service, SA Police, as well as the Department of Health, Department of Transport, Energy & Infrastructure and more.

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