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Decision on Chinese-owned Port of Darwin looms

Michael McLaren

Michael is joined by John Coyne, Head of the Northern Australia Strategic Policy Centre and Head of Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement at ASPI, who expects a decision in early 2022 regarding the decision on the Chinese-owned Port of Darwin.

 

Mr Coynes says the, “government will have little choice but to acknowledge that there needs to be a change in how the port is managed in the lease arrangements”.

 

“The current arrangements are impacting on our bilateral relationship with Japan and the US and more broadly will in time impact on Quad arrangements and opportunities,” adding a warning that “any announcement other than leaving it as exactly as is will be followed by a really sharp statement from Beijing”.

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