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
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.