"The federal government’s major package of new funding for Australia’s
Antarctic program, announced on Tuesday, promises an additional A$804.4 million
over the next decade.
The government has also released an update to its 2016 Australian Antarctic
Strategy and 20-Year Action Plan, which effectively confirmed the existing
strategy and outlined specific activities for the next five years.
The funds will allow Australia’s Antarctic scientists to continue undertaking
significant, world-class research. They also promise to bring new streams of
environmental data into the management of the fragile Antarctic environment.
But the announcement has also immediately been framed as a robust response to
supposed Chinese and Russian expansion in Antarctica."
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