Security on base tougher
SOLDIERS should be given the right to use deadly force to protect defence bases from terrorists, a Senate committee says. The committee also approved a move to lift the current $ 40 maximum penalty for trespassing on a defence facility to $ 5500. Foreign affairs, defence and trade committee chairman, Labor senator Mark Bishop, said members were satisfied safeguards would ensure powers were used appropriately. They also recommended bases display signs warning visitors may be searched.