Driven by competition with China, US escalates military presence in Australia

by Alison Thorne U.S. President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Gillard shake hands and cement an alliance to boost the U.S. military presence in Asia. Plans include a new military base in Darwin, and joint military exercises in Australian waters. Photo: HWT Image Library Last November, U.S. President Barack Obama visited Australia to promote U.S. … Continue reading Driven by competition with China, US escalates military presence in Australia

Recognise the traditional owners of Musgrave Park

The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Alderman Graham Quirk, has done his council and the people of this city a disservice by his failure to seek a genuine accommodation with the traditional owners of Musgrave Park over the Tent Embassy. In 2010, the then Lord Mayor, Campbell-Newman promised local elders a shrine to the warrior Dundalee … Continue reading Recognise the traditional owners of Musgrave Park