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Massive military spending: Election distraction?

 

Voters, stand by: Massive growth in military spending. New spin to take the heat from youth crime, phenomenal Budget blow-out and COVID-19? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: KC-30 refuelling aircraft that can fly non stop from Tindal to Beijing and back.

 

UPDATE July 7 at 9.30am: To date, the United States Government has awarded four construction contracts for USFPI infrastructure projects worth US$101.785m in the Northern Territory, says the Australian Department of Defene. (See map.)

US military base in Darwin: what risk to NT?


 
The Force Posture Agreement between the governments of the United States and Australia allowing up to 2500 US Marines to be based  in Darwin essentially relocates a major part of the US military forces to the Asia/Pacific area in order to confront and contain China, writes BEVAN RAMSDEN. Is that in Australia and the NT's interest?

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