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Kieran Finnane

About Kieran Finnane

Kieran Finnane is an Alice Springs-based writer. After arts and film studies in Sydney and Paris, and early employment in television, she found her true home in print, writing about the social and cultural life of Central Australia with a commitment to detail, context and recognising complexity. A founding journalist of the Alice Springs News, she also contributes to national publications. Her books are Trouble: On Trial in Central Australia, UQP, 2016; and Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, national security and dissent, forthcoming with UQP, August 2020.

A rose coloured view of the dangers of Pine Gap

Fifty years ago this month Pine Gap, the American military base in the centre of Australia, commenced operations. With no public fanfare, this anniversary might have passed by unnoticed if former National Security Agency electronic intelligence analyst at the base, … Continue reading

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