House debates

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Questions without Notice

National Security

2:18 pm

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

I will try again. My question is to the Minister for Trade and Investment. The United States ex-Secretary of State was stunned by the giving of the Port of Darwin—the South Pacific's only Panamax port—to the Chinese. A moderate but more ominous rebuke came from the President. Minister, has the mindless arrogance and insensitivity previously applied to Indonesia now been extended to the United States? Finally, would not prudent development fear the granting of monopoly powers over all North Australian exports to a foreign Checkpoint Charlie?


Posted on 30 Nov 2015 11:28 pm

I recall another Liberal selling off defence assets only to regret the decision Pig Iron Bob.

Turnbull and his cabinet will no doubt regret the sale of Darwin to the reds.

IF for no other reason than commercial advantage Darwin should be retained in Australian hands.

Nationalize Darwin Port with no compensation and place a lifetime ban on all Management and Directors of any companies associated with this disgraceful sell off.

Andrew Jackson