Pine Gap – recent media coverage

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Alyssa Betts, ‘CIA document shows NT Pine Gap spy base could be attack target, foreign policy expert says‘, ABC News, 24 January 2017

Hayley Sorensen, ‘CIA documents reveal Pine Gap fears’, NT News, 19 January 2017.


David Rosenberg, ‘Pine Gap, the quiet American eavesdropper in our midst, turns 50’, The Australian, 9 December 2016.

Richard Tanter, ‘Fifty years on, Pine Gap should reform to better serve Australia‘, The Conversation, 9 December 2016.

Jim Robertson, ‘Pine Gap predicted to remain an important military facility under Donald Trump presidency’, NT News, 15 November 2016.

Richard Tanter, ‘Nuclear weapons: the Trump reality’, Arena Magazine, 145, November-December 2016, p. 19-21.

The man who saved the world: remembering Des Ball’, Late Night Live, Radio national, ABC, 17 October 2016.

Richard Tanter, ‘Our poisoned heart: the transformation of Pine Gap‘, Arena Magazine, No. 144, October 2016.

Emma Reynolds, ‘US military bases in Australia: Protecting us or putting us at risk?’,, 2 October 2016.

Hamish McDonald, ‘What really happens at Pine Gap’, The Saturday Paper, 1 October 2016.

Kerry Smith, ‘Anti-war activists blockade Raytheon Facility in Alice Springs’, green left Weekly, 30 September 2016.

Tom Maddocks, ‘Pine Gap protesters freed after breaking into US-Australian defence facility’, ABC News, 29 September 2016.

‘Pine Gap’s 50th anniversary’, Late Night Live, Radio National ABC, 28 September 2016.

Debra Killalea, ‘Pine Gap ‘Spy base’ Alice Springs: What you never knew about top-secret facility’,, 25 September 2016.

Brendan Trembath, ‘Pine Gap’s role in drone strikes putting Australia in danger, expert warns’, The World Today, ABC News, 23 September 2016.

Deborah Killalea, ‘Pine Gap ‘spy base’ makes Australia a target, researcher claims’,, 22 September 2016.

Debra Killalea, ‘Pine Gap: Nautilus Institute explores Alice Springs joint defence facility’,, 4 March 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

Shuba Krishnan, ‘Pine Gap: Photo of joint US-Australian spy base revealed in Alice Springs as part of art exhibition’, ABC News, 17 April 2016.


Philip Dorling, ‘Only one in 10 Pine Gap spies is employed by Australian government‘, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 June 2015

Michael Corey, ’Secret life of Pine Gap gets airing’, NT News, 1 June 2015.

Richard Tanter, ‘To war, like it or not: the ‘joint facilities’, interoperability, and the erasure of independent war powers’, in Alison Broinowski (ed.), How does Australia go to war? A Call for Accountability and Change, Melbourne: Australians for War Powers Reform, June 2015, pp. 58-63.

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?’,, 28 May 2015

Home Base: US military bases in Australia‘, Late Night Live, ABC Radio National, 27 January 2015

‘Home Base’, Australian Financial Review, 23 January 2015 [PDFs: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3text version]


Richard Tanter, ‘The US military presence in Australia: asymmetrical alliance cooperation and its alternatives‘, The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 45, No. 1, 11 November 2013.

Towards a non-nuclear defence of Australia: ICAN Australia submission to the Defence White Paper 2015 Public Consultation, 25 October 2014

Dylan Welch, ‘Top intelligence analyst slams Pine Gap’s role in American drone strikes’, 7.30, ABC Television, 13 August 2014.

Dylan Welch, ‘Pine Gap communications facility’s operations ‘ethically unacceptable‘, Professor Des Ball says’, 7.30, ABC Television, 13 August 2014


Rachael Brown, ‘Defence won’t reveal if Australia’s Pine Gap was involved in fatal US drone attacks in Pakistan’, ABC News, 2 November 2013.

Pine Gap: Australia’s most secretive location’,, 29 July 2013.


Richard Tanter, ‘US joint facilities are a threat to the national interest‘, The Conversation, 4 December 2012

Project coordinator: Richard Tanter
24 January 2017

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