Militarising Cocos Islands will be betrayal, says former ambassador

May 16, 2012 Full story: The Age

DEFENCE'S plans to develop the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean as a base for Australian and US spy drones and aircraft run counter to assurances Canberra has given the United Nations, one of Australia's most senior foreign policy figures has warned.

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Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#1 May 16, 2012
The united nations don't defend our borders....this is not about humanities this is about the Asia Pacific region and the need to preempt what is going on in our region....

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#2 May 16, 2012
Times change and strategic positions need to be developed, a storm is coming and it's better to be prepared.

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