To: Minister for Defence Hon Stephen Smith, Prime Minister Julia Gillard,the Federal Government and the federal Opposition

Stop the establishment of a US Marine military base in Darwin

Prevent the establishment of a US military base presence in Australia as we are able to protect our own country. We do not want to be a target if there is conflict between USA and any other country. We could be attacked because of having the base on Australian soil.

Why is this important?

During Barack Obamas visit to Australia in 2011 it was announced that a US military presence with 2,000 American Marines would be on rotation permanently in Darwin. This means that Australia would have a foreign powers military stationed here.The presence of the US in Australia according to many experts including Malcolm Fraser, Professor Tony Milner AM, and Professor Richard Tanter would be dangerous as any conflict between the US and other countries would then include Australia.