KAP candidate calls for military base in Bowen

Ciaron Paterson, KAP candidate for Dawson is calling for a naval base in Bowen to protect northern waters

Austal Australia has delivered the first Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boat to the RAN. Credit: Austal

Ciaron Paterson, Katter Australian Party’s candidate for Dawson has flagged a potential navy base in Bowen in response to concerns over China’s increasing presence in the Pacific region. According to Mr Paterson, additional military resources would keep northern waters safe from a Chinese invasion. “The State Labor leader last year welcomed a discussion around locating…

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