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Australia
Practice Relating to Rule 12. Definition of Indiscriminate Attacks
Australia’s Commanders Guide (1994) states: “Indiscriminate attacks are those which: (a) are not directed at a specific military objective.” 
Australia, Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, § 956(a).
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) defines indiscriminate attacks as “attacks which are not directed against a specific military objective”. 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 502(b)(1).
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) defines indiscriminate attacks as attacks “which are not directed against a specific military objective”. 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 5.2.
The manual further defines such attacks as “attacks not directed at military targets but likely to strike at both military and civilian targets without distinction”. 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 9.22.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) states: “Indiscriminate attacks are those which: … (b) employ a method or means of combat which cannot be directed at a specific military objective”. 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 502(b)(2)
Australia’s Commanders’ Guide (1994) states: “Indiscriminate attacks are those which: … (b) employ means and methods of combat which cannot be directed at a specific military objective”. 
Australia, Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, § 956(b).
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states that indiscriminate attacks are those which “involve use of a weapon that cannot be directed against a specific military objective.” 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 5.2.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) states: “Indiscriminate attacks are those: … (3) the effects of which cannot be limited, as required by LOAC.” 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 502(b)(3) (“the effect of which cannot be limited, as required by LOAC).
Australia’s Commanders’ Guide (1994) states: “Indiscriminate attacks are those which: … c. employ a method or means of combat the effects of which cannot be limited as required by LOAC.” 
Australia, Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, § 956(c)
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states that indiscriminate attacks are those “the effect of which cannot be limited, as required by the LOAC”. 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 5.2.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).