Coalition promises $804m in funds to extend Australia's reach into inland Antarctica

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated March 16 2022 - 4:34am, first published February 21 2022 - 11:30am
A helicopter at Mawson station, one of Australia's stations in Antarctica. Picture: Supplied

The federal government is promising hundreds of millions of dollars to explore inland Antarctica in a move intended to signal Australia's commitment to the continent despite growing competition.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au