Is China a key motivation for Australia’s US$804 million Antarctica funding boost?

Mar 1, 2022 | INVESTING

In the past week, since Australia announced an US$804 million to boost scientific research on Antarctica, its efforts have been framed as part of the ongoing competition for influence with China that stretches from the Indo-Pacific to the frozen continent.This has been fuelled by comments Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison made when he said the funding would be for more drone fleets, helicopters and other vehicles so that scientists could uncover parts of the unexplored East Antarctica…

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