Pine Gap

Australian drama set at the US/Australian joint surveillance & intelligence base near Alice Springs: has plenty of “NEED TO KNOW” security stuff and covert nonsense, and layers and layers of hierarchy, but on the whole presents an approachable approximation of day-to-day life in the kind of place that’s only ever glimpsed in Tom Clancy stories usually. Happily it’s not a whitewashed story, and includes reference/consideration/meaningful contribution & representation from the region’s Aboriginal community, as well as the “new” factor of Chinese eco-political interest. We’ll be looking out for more on this. 👍