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NT in the dark over potential moves to cancel Chinese company’s Darwin port lease amid security concerns

Defence department review could see the Northern Territory’s 99-year deal with Landbridge Group scrapped or imposed with additional requirements

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The Northern Territory government remains in the dark about potential moves by the federal government to scrap a Chinese company’s lease over the Port of Darwin amid national security concerns.

With the defence department edging closer to finishing a review ordered five months ago, Guardian Australia understands the federal government is considering options that go beyond the binary choice of keeping or scrapping the lease.

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