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Government must come clean on who pays $1.6 billion for US base in Darwin

The Federal Government must come clean on the costs, size and duration of the US base in Darwin as the estimated cost of infrastructure around the base was today revealed to be $1.6 billion, says Australian Greens spokesperson assisting on Defence, Senator Scott Ludlam.

"The Government has gone through rhetorical contortions to conceal the fact that this is a permanent US military base on Australian soil but the façade is dead - you don't spend $1.6 billion on infrastructure for ‘temporary rotations' of troops.

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