Australia’s decision to scrap Antarctica runway exposes government divisions

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 04:51:21 GMT 1

Australia’s decision to scrap Antarctica runway exposes government divisions


China hawks in Coalition say nation risks loosening ‘foothold’ on Antarctica by abandoning project

The Morrison government’s decision to scrap plans to build a 2.7km concrete runway on Antarctica has opened a new round of Coalition divisions, with China hawks blasting the “retrograde” move.

The Tasmanian Liberal party senator Eric Abetz criticised the decision, labelling it a “huge disappointment” as Australia risked loosening “our foothold” on Antarctica to China and Russia.

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