Former Head, Northern Territory’s Planning Unit
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More at stake over Darwin Port than the Landbridge lease
The Federal Government has ordered a review of Chinese company Landbridge’s 99-year lease over the Port of Darwin. But Ross Muir argues ownership is not the only issue – Darwin will soon need a new and larger seaport to meet future trade and security challenges in Asia.
Northern exposure: could Darwin be a key to post-COVID recovery?
Faced with the twin economic challenges of COVID and Chinese trade sanctions, Australia needs to be investing in big ticket infrastructure to enhance competitiveness, writes Ross Muir. One such opportunity is in northern Australia.