Australian news, and some related international items

Western Australia’s Premier complacent about increasing number of nuclear submarines to Perth

Barnett relaxed over nuclear subs 9 News  Mar 28 2012  West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says he has no objection to more American nuclear submarine visits to Perth’s Garden Island naval base if US-Australian defence co-operation is boosted.

The two nations are planning an expansion of military ties including the rotation of US Marines through the Northern Territory and more access to HMAS Stirling at Garden Island in Perth’s south. Mr Barnett told ABC radio on Wednesday he would accept a boosted American presence….. Mr Barnett said the ANZUS defence treaty was the centre of Australia’s
defence policy and Garden Island was a strategic base on the Indian
Ocean which was becoming more central to world affairs. …

March 28, 2012 - Posted by | weapons and war, Western Australia

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