Where does Gov­ern­ment’s al­le­giance lie?

Southern Telegraph - - Opinion - Richard McKen­zie, Parmelia

I re-read the ar­ti­cle “De­fence cau­tious on port leas­ing” ( The

5/11) again be­cause I was in dis­be­lief, dis­gust and an­gered that the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment could put the coun­try at such a high risk.

It is bad enough that now and then you read of more land sold or leased to China and other coun­tries, but to sell or lease off the con­trol of ma­jor har­bours or ports, es­pe­cially when our ma­jor de­fence lo­ca­tions are in close vicin­ity, is some­thing I can­not fathom — now they have put Fre­man­tle on the agenda.

I feel this is a ma­jor breach of Aus­tralia’s se­cu­rity.

It’s with de­ci­sions like this ques­tions about where this Gov­ern­ment’s al­le­giance lies.

China is more than ac­tive in min­ing pre­fab­ri­ca­tion and many other as­pects of trade in WA — imag­ine what would hap­pen if they tied up our ports and har­bours.

I also won­der what other ques­tion­able de­ci­sions have been made that have not been leaked to the Aus­tralian pub­lic.

I also won­der what our se­cu­rity watch­dog is do­ing.

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