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.)
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?