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Australia PM says warships could be moved north

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Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Tuesday that key naval assets could be relocated north to adapt to a changing security landscape and put personnel nearer to their fields of operation. 

A Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate docks at the Garden Island Naval Dockyard near Sydney, May 3, 2013. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says key naval assets could be relocated north to adapt to a changing security landscape and put personnel nearer to their fields of operation.

Rudd, facing national polls on September 7, said moving Sydney Harbour's Garden Island base to Queensland, in the east, and Western Australia could improve the nation's ability to sustain operations in the Asia-Pacific.

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