This page lists the publications and resources associated with the research on Pine Gap by Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter. It will be updated for new publications and as more materials from the project are available.
Contact: Richard Tanter: rtanter at nautilus.org
(as of October 2016)
Richard Tanter, ‘Our poisoned heart: the transformation of Pine Gap‘, Arena Magazine, No. 144, October 2016.
‘Pine Gap’s 50th anniversary‘, Late Night Live, Radio National, ABC, 28 September 2016
Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson, and Richard Tanter, Australia’s participation in the Pine Gap enterprise, Nautilus Institute Special Report, 8 June 2016.
Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter, The Antennas of Pine Gap, Nautilus Institute, Special Reports, 22 February 2016
- Full report available here [7 MB]. Online-optimized version for faster download here [ 2.6 MB].
- Antennas of Pine Gap image gallery
- Kristian Laemmle-Ruff Pine Gap images
- Felicity Ruby Pine Gap image gallery
- Table and photokey of antennas at Pine Gap
Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter, Managing Operations at Pine Gap, Nautilus Institute, Special Reports, 24 November 2015.
Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter, The SIGINT Satellites of Pine Gap: Conception, Development and in Orbit, Nautilus Institute, Special Reports, 15 October 2015.
Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter, The Higher Management of Pine Gap, Nautilus Institute, Special Report, 18 August 2015.
Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter, The militarisation of Pine Gap: Organisations and Personnel, Nautilus Institute, Special Report, 14 August 2015.
Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson, Richard Tanter and Philip Dorling, The corporatisation of Pine Gap, Nautilus Institute, NAPSNet Special Reports, 24 June 2015.
Desmond Ball, Duncan Campbell, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter, Expanded Communications Satellite Surveillance and Intelligence Activities Utilising Multi-beam Antenna Systems, Nautilus Institute, Nautilus Institute, Special Reports, 28 May 2015.
Earlier publications by Desmond Ball and Richard Tanter on Pine Gap
Richard Tanter, ‘Possibilities and effects of a nuclear missile attack on Pine Gap’, Australian Defence Facilities, Nautilus Institute, 30 October 2013
Richard Tanter, The “Joint Facilities” revisited – Desmond Ball, democratic debate on security, and the human interest, Special Report, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, 12 December 2012
Testimony of Professor Desmond Ball and Professor Paul Dibb to the Joint Standing Committee On Treaties, Reference: Pine Gap, Official Committee Hansard, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 9 August 1999, pp 1-16.
Desmond Ball, Pine Gap: Australia and the US geostationary signals intelligence satellite program, Allen and Unwin, 1988.
Jeffrey T. Richelson and Desmond Ball, The Ties That Bind: Intelligence Cooperation Between the UKUSA Countries – the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Allen & Unwin, 1985.
Desmond Ball, A Suitable Piece of Real Estate: American Installations in Australia, Hale & Iremonger, 1980.
Hamish McDonald, ‘ What really happens at Pine Gap?‘, The Saturday Paper, 1 October 2016.
Daniel Flitton, ‘Rare glimpse at the secrets of Pine Gap spy base‘, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 February 2016.
‘Pine Gap Investigation I‘, The Radioactive Show, 3CR, 13 February 2016
Philip Dorling, ‘Only one in 10 Pine Gap spies is employed by Australian government‘, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 June 2015
Philip Dorling, ‘Pine Gap’s new spy role revealed‘, Sydney Morning Herald, 31 May 2015.
Duncan Campbell, ‘“Torus”: has one word in a Snowden leak revealed a huge expansion in surveillance?’, Wired.co.uk, 28 May 2015
‘Home Base: US military bases in Australia‘, Late Night Live, ABC Radio National, 27 January 2015