This is ridiculous! What makes “Pine Gap Staff” so special? …

Comment on $20m gated community proposed for Pine Gap staff by Julia.

This is ridiculous! What makes “Pine Gap Staff” so special? As a child of former Pine Gap employees back in the late 60s, I can think of no better way to isolate the “staff” from the locals who have so generously welcomed and put up with the influx Yanks (I am one) and others associated with Pine Gap, than to build a gated community. It was bad enough when I lived there and most of the Yanks lived out Larapinta Drive and Miller Ave way. My parents and I did not and I have Aussie friendships that still exist today, over 40 years later. I reckon those in that precious gated community will never have that gift.

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