Darwin Port’s Chinese owner says it will cooperate with Australian defence review

Darwin Port’s Chinese owner says it will cooperate with Australian defence review

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Landbridge says it is willing to participate in review of $500m lease but insists 2015 deal with Northern Territory was ‘in good faith’

The Chinese company that operates the Port of Darwin has vowed to cooperate with the Morrison government’s review into any security risks from its long-term lease – but insists it struck the deal “in good faith”.

The defence minister, Peter Dutton, confirmed on Monday that his department was reviewing the 2015 agreement between the Northern Territory’s then-Country Liberal party (CLP) government and the Landbridge Group.

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