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 Transcript—Overview of Australia’s Chemical Security Programme

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Narrator: The threat from terrorism in Australia is real. Homemade explosives and toxic weapons can be made from chemicals many of us deal with in our everyday work.

[Image changes to show an animated figure pour a bag of chemicals into a blender, and mixes. Empty containers lie discarded nearby]

[Image changes to show an animated figure in a laboratory type setting with chemical containers labelled hazardous]

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But we can all contribute to keeping Australia safe and secure.

[Image changes to show the front cover of The National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern]

The National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern explains practical things you can do to help keep chemicals secure in your workplace.

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It’s about being aware of the risks.

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Securing your chemicals.

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Being alert to suspicious behaviour, and reporting unusual activities.

[Image changes to show two animated figures standing in front of an opened cupboard filled with chemical containers, the female figure is using a phone]

You know when something just doesn’t feel right - at work or in your community.

[Image changes to show an animation of a truck collecting chemical containers from a suburban home, and then changes to show a person across the street looking at this with an expression of concern]

Trust your instincts. Report your concerns to the National Security Hotline.

[Image changes to show different animated figures referring to The National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern and then using a phone]

You can help keep dangerous chemicals away from terrorists. Know the chemicals. Know the risks. Know the code.

For a copy of the code go to nationalsecurity.gov.au/chemicalsecurity

[Text appears on screen: If you suspect it, report it, chemical security. National Security Hotline 1800 123 400 www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/chemicalsecurity]

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