1988 Historical Speeches On Joint Facilities

By The Hon Kim Beazley

This year is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the joint US-Australian defence facility at Pine Gap. There is much debate about the facility but not huge amounts on the public record. Director and Distinguished Fellow the Hon Kim Beazley AC, when Defence Minister in 1988 made a speech about its role in arms control. As it was not made in parliament it has tended to disappear from the public record. It is dated but still relevant so we restore it to the public record now.

This speech was delivered in 1988 by the Hon Kim Beazley, AC when Defence Minister in the Parliament of Australia. 

Originally published by the Directorate of Departmental Publications Administrative Services Branch Management Improvement and Manpower Policy Division.

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