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Morrison expects US to ramp up military presence in region as China slams ‘irresponsible’ defence pact
Beijing denounces Aukus pact, raising question of nuclear proliferation, as Morrison expects a greater US military presence in Indo-Pacific and deeper UK defence ties

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy

16, Sep, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Diplomacy dialled up to 11: Australia saddles up with US as Indo-Pacific heads for cold war | Katharine Murphy
Australia didn’t announce the ‘forever partnership’ while Donald Trump was in the White House. What happens if he returns?

Katharine Murphy

16, Sep, 2021 @9:40 AM

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As NSW Icac renews its investigation into Daryl Maguire, what has the watchdog uncovered so far?
The anti-corruption probe is now believed to be focused on the 2017 grant of $5.5m for the Australian Clay Target Association’s clubhouse and convention centre in Wagga Wagga

Anne Davies Investigations editor

16, Sep, 2021 @9:39 AM

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Queensland MPs vote to legalise voluntary assisted dying
An overwhelming majority of MPs voted in favour of the laws, after an emotional three-day debate

Ben Smee

16, Sep, 2021 @9:11 AM

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China issues submarine warning; Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws – as it happened
Paul Keating slams submarine deal, warning of US-China tensions. This blog is now closed

Justine Landis-Hanley, Matilda Boseley (and) Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

16, Sep, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Biloela Tamil family to be granted new three-month bridging visas to stay in Australia
Friend of the Murugappans welcomes announcement by immigration minister but says family ‘are still essentially trapped in Perth in community detention’

Josh Taylor

16, Sep, 2021 @8:40 AM

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From world war one to Aukus: how Australia’s submarines have evolved
Scott Morrison has announced a deal with the US for nuclear submarines. Here’s a timeline of Australia’s vessels since 1914

Royce Kurmelovs

16, Sep, 2021 @7:56 AM

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‘Right decision’ to scrap French submarines but South Australian jobs will be lost
Senator Rex Patrick says there were doubts over the Shortfin Barracuda but ‘it’s a huge jump’ to building a nuclear submarine

Tory Shepherd

16, Sep, 2021 @7:20 AM

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What are nuclear-powered submarines, anyway? A guide to Australia’s looming military addition
How do they work? What are the pros and cons? We break down the technology in the defence deal with the US and UK

Royce Kurmelovs

16, Sep, 2021 @6:53 AM

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Morrison evades question on when he found out about blind trust payment toward Christian Porter’s legal fees
The PM suggests there may be consequences if Porter breached ministerial guidelines as political pressure on the industry minister grows

Paul Karp

16, Sep, 2021 @5:03 AM

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Victoria Covid restrictions: Melbourne lockdown, curfew and regional Vic coronavirus rules explained
Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrews has announced eased restrictions across most of Victoria as the state reaches its 70% first-dose vaccination target. Here’s what you need to know about schools, travel, childcare and work

Guardian staff

16, Sep, 2021 @4:32 AM

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Australian nuclear submarine plan ‘wrong direction at the wrong time’, Nobel prize-winning group says
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons warns the plan will isolate Australia from its regional neighbours who want a nuclear-free Pacific

Ben Doherty

16, Sep, 2021 @4:25 AM

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