Age of the Dragon

Brisbane, Newcastle and Wollongong must not obstruct defence

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
Updated March 18 2022 - 9:40am, first published 12:45am
A US nuclear submarine undergoing maintenance. Picture: US Congressional Budget Office

NIMBYs are usually disliked, even when they're only standing in the way of local economic progress. When they become an obstacle to national defence, they can expect to be loathed.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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