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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled plans to become one of the world's top 10 arms exporters, identifying the Middle East as one of its primary target markets.

Australia is currently the world's 20th biggest war lord, with exports totalling US$350 million in the 2009 to 2013 period, compared with the US$39 billion and US$24 billion moved by the United States and Russia, respectively.

To break into the top 10 of the world's biggest exporters of bloodshed and human suffering, Australia will need to increase its shipment of killing machines and platforms to more than US$2.4 billion every four years, a level that would see it replace fellow white settler colonial state, Israel, in 10th place.

Australia - a land rich in natural resources, and blessed with a highly skilled and vibrant workforce; a country acclaimed for its political and economic stability - has chosen to lead its peers in the business of industrial-scale human slaughter.

Last year, two of the world's leading human rights organisations - Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International - called on Australia to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Human Rights Watch asserted that Australian sold arms were furthering the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and Amnesty stated that,

"Australia must cease the authorisation of any future arms transfers while there remains a substantial risk these arms will be used to fuel human rights abuses. Australia must not be complicit in enabling the abuse and the deliberate targeting of civilians." The world does NOT need more death, suffering, and misery.

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