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We are extremely grateful to Senator Andrew Bartlett for speaking up for us in the Senate.

I’d like to speak tonight about something that’s happening right now in Alice Springs involving a number of people from my home state of Queensland. It is a trial that’s occurring about some people who conducted a peaceful protest at Pine Gap quite recently. The Pine Gap spy base has been in operation now for just over 50 years. MORE

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Margaret Pestorius

I have been involved with social change since discovering, as a young adult, the beauty of working...

Andy Paine

Also Read Andy’s account of his time at Pine Gap here...

Paul Christie

Paul Christie is the parent of two daughters and has spent his life working to create community,...

Franz Dowling

  I grew up in a Catholic Worker family. I lived on a farm north of Brisbane, 7 kids, it was...

Tim Webb

I heard rumours about another Pine Gap action a few years ago at various peace gatherings. There...

Jim Dowling

I grew up in a fairly poor family in the Brisbane suburbs of Redcliffe and Virginia. I can still...



The Alice Springs Peace Convergence takes place on Arrernte land. The ‘kwertengwerle’ (ritual caretakers) of central and eastern Arrernte are committed to closing Pine Gap through a process of Healing, Unity & Peace.

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