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Australian independent political documentary about the US installations in Australia at Pine Gap near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Covers the the Loans Affair and the sacking of the Whitlam Labor Government in 1975, the Christopher Boyce spy trial, the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in foreign territories and its former agent Victor Marchetti as well as government secrecy, security, intelligence, foreign affairs and policy.
Home on the Range is a documentary in two parts, explaining firstly the role that U S bases such as Pine Gap, Nurrungar and North West Cape would play in a nuclear war, their strategic value as part of the nuclear deterrent and the effects on Australia as a nuclear target.
The second part describes the effect of the U S alliance on Australian politics, in particular the Labor Government of Gough Whitlam with the focus on the U S base at Pine Gap, one of the CSA’s most cherished assets The film traces the downfall of the Whitlam Government and the role of the CIA in those events.