Aukus

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Labor retains Coalition-appointed shipbuilding adviser on $9,000 for each day worked
Former US navy secretary Donald Winter will provide advice on unspecified ‘key matters’ being considered by government

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

22, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Albanese denies rift with Macron over Aukus submarines as leaders convene at Apec
PM says French president is entitled to express his views in a ‘very forthright manner’ and confirms Australia won’t support Taiwan’s entry into key trade pact

Katharine Murphy Political editor, in Bangkok

18, Nov, 2022 @5:14 AM

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Albanese and Biden discuss climate action and Aukus pact ahead of G20 summit
In a 40-minute meeting, the prime minister also invited the US president to address federal parliament next year during meeting of the Quad

Katharine Murphy Political editor in Phnom Penh

13, Nov, 2022 @9:07 AM

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Two former defence leaders paid almost $800,000 to review Australia’s military capabilities
Review by Sir Angus Houston and Stephen Smith will respond to increasing challenges in the Pacific and make recommendations ‘for the next decade and beyond’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

03, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Indonesian ambassador warns Australia Aukus pact must not fuel a hypersonic arms race
Siswo Pramono says the two countries remain in close talks on ensuring the safety of Australia’s plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

02, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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US deployment of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Australia’s north likely to fuel China tensions
US-funded upgrade of Tindal airbase in Northern Territory will allow it to house up to six B-52s, as minister says Australia must remain ‘vigilant’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

31, Oct, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Paul Keating speculates King Charles could renounce UK monarch’s claim on Australia
Former prime minister suggests royal family ‘would have been so glad’ if 1999 referendum on becoming a republic succeeded

Katharine Murphy Political editor

12, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Defence projects suffer $6.5bn cost blowout as Marles promises more scrutiny in future
Minister takes aim at Coalition’s handling of defence projects, saying money was ‘flushed down the toilet’

Daniel Hurst

09, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Current cybersecurity laws ‘absolutely useless’, Clare O’Neil says – as it happened
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Josh Taylor (now) and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

02, Oct, 2022 @6:24 AM

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Aukus will lock in Australia’s dependence on US, intelligence expert warns
Clinton Fernandes argues in provocative new book the security pact will make it impossible to have an independent defence policy

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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SA premier says buying nuclear submarines directly from US would degrade Australian shipbuilding
Proposal to fast-track submarines by having them produced by US ‘would not be acceptable’, Peter Malinauskas says

Sarah Martin

25, Sep, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Labor MP claims rate decisions based on ‘outdated and outmoded data’ – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy and Natasha May (earlier)

16, Sep, 2022 @8:51 AM

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