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A Chinese company has landed a US$365 mln deal to operate the Port of Darwin for 99 years. In a recent interview with CCTV News, Northern Territory Representative Nathan Barrett said that the lease is not a political but an economic issue. He slammed the Australian media for picking the story only after “powerful people in decision making” have come forward to protest the new deal. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://...
Darwin port, Northern Territory, Australia 2011 Darwin /ˈdɑrwɨn/ is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin is the largest city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory, with a population of 136,245. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre. Darwin was originally a pioneer outpost.
Trade results released today show the Port of Darwin had significant increases in key trade lines and was well positioned to drive economic growth and job opportunities for the Northern Territory. Visit http://newsroom.nt.gov.au/mediaRelease/14635 to find out more.
Alan Jones talks to Peter Jennings, Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), about the 99 year lease of major sections and facilities of the port of Darwin to a Chinese Company, and what implications this may have for the security of Northern Australia. The lease was negotiated by the Northern Territory Government, and 'bypassed' any possible Commonwealth Government involvement in the port, such as the Department of Defence. (This is an extract from the conversation Alan Jones had with Peter Jennings on Oct 22nd, 2015).
China's Landbridge Group has been picked to help turn Australia's ailing port of Darwin into an economic gateway to Asia. Farmers in Australia's Northern Territory say the makeover could transform their export business.
Foreign Investment Review Follows Strong Palmer Campaign Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer says the Federal Government’s review of foreign investment rules was a victory for the Palmer United Party which has campaigned strongly over the threat of foreign ownership since formation. The Palmer United Party has strongly advocated against the sale of Australian assets to Chinese state owned companies, including a campaign launched in January 2015 to stop the potential sale of $50 billion in Queensland and NSW assets to the foreign government. “I am pleased to see that finally Treasurer Scott Morrison is now reviewing laws that allows the sale of strategic assets to foreign companies without federal scrutiny,’’ Mr Palmer, Federal leader of the Palmer United Party, said. “Recent events including b...