Defence? It’s a gas…

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Defence focus shifts to oil, gas
John Kerin and Peter Kerr
Australian Financial Review 23 June 2011
More of Australia’s soldiers, fighter aircraft and warships will probably be moved to Western Australia and the Northern Territory to refocus the country’s defence on Asia and to protect oil and gas fields driving the resource boom….

[Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett] downplayed suggestions that the United States would piggyback on the move to develop a greater military presence in the area – possibly basing warships at Perth’s Garden Island.

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