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Managing the politics of Pine Gap as a target: build a wall of silence

By KIERAN FINNANE There are plans to protect civilian populations in the case of a military attack on Australian soil, but they’re “classified”. This is...

Pine Gap keeps growing

By KIERAN FINNANE When the lips of governments and contractors stay tightly sealed, one way to find out what’s going on at the Pine Gap...

Australian pathway through Pine Gap to nuclear ban treaty 


 
'A careful examination of precisely what Pine Gap does shows there is a viable pathway in the most important of its nuclear-related activities for Australia to become compliant with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, without necessarily disrupting its alliance with the United States,' writes RICHARD TANTER. The Alice Springs News publishes this piece on Hiroshima Day, remembering the catastrophe of the first atomic bomb dropped on that Japanese city on 6 August 1945.

Did Peace Pilgrims answer an extraordinary emergency?

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If they can establish that they were and that their action was a reasonable way to respond, then that could be a legal defence of their actions. But the Crown contends that it was an ordinary day and night at Pine Gap, business as usual, even if that business does involve drone strikes. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Pine Gap's nuclear role and the alternative

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RICHARD TANTER, an acknowledged academic expert on nuclear weapons and international relations, describes the role of Pine Gap in a possible nuclear confrontation between the United States and an enemy state such a North Korea, and argues for the alternative, a nuclear ban treaty, already signed onto by the majority of the world’s governments.

'Pine Gap hardwires us into any North Korea nuclear conflict'

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It is time for Australia to take an independent stance, writes  Professor Richard Tanter, Senior research associate at the Nautilus Institute and honorary professor in the School of Political and Social Sciences at Melbourne University.

 

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