Keynote:  

The Hon Malcolm Fraser AC

Prime Minister of Australia 1975-1983

(presenting and taking questions via videolink)
 

Special guest speakers:

Professor Richard Tanter, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Maki Yonaha, Japanese for Peace

Dr Tom Lewis, Darwin Military Museum

plus NT Government and Federal Government Defence Representatives

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The US Military has been extending their presence in Darwin from a 200 strong company of Marines in 2012 to a full Marine Air Ground Task Force of 2500 soldiers by 2016, as part of the enhanced Australia-US defence cooperation announced by the Prime Minister and the President of the United States in November 2012.

The aim of this symposium is to bring together a range of views on the deployment and to open up a conversation about the US presence in Northern Australia. The symposium will provide an opportunity for members of the public to take part in a Q&A with a panel of keynotes and speakers.  

Date: 
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 09:00 to 16:00