Aukus

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Senior UK ministers head to Australia to cement defence and trade ties
Liz Truss and Ben Wallace aim to build on Aukus defence pact with Britain’s key ally

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Jan, 2022 @7:24 PM

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Home affairs boss Michael Pezzullo was kept out of secret Aukus deliberations
Exclusive: senior public servant who warned of ‘beating drums of war’ only briefed on day Morrison announced deal

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Dec, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Australia wrote to Naval Group noting progress on submarines a week before contract was cancelled
The letter, sent eight days before French deal was dumped for Aukus partnership, did not guarantee further commitment

Daniel Hurst

21, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Now is the right time to limit the government’s power to send Australian troops to war | Paul Daley
If Peter Dutton and his like want to conduct war games to enhance their pre-election prospects, perhaps they should play a few rounds of paintball

Paul Daley

14, Dec, 2021 @12:29 AM

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Australia’s Aukus nuclear submarines could cost as much as $171bn, report finds
Australian Strategic Policy Institute report calls project ‘most complex endeavour Australia has embarked upon’

Tory Shepherd

13, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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China’s response to Aukus deal was ‘irrational’, Peter Dutton says
Defence minister accuses Beijing of ‘bullying’ over criticisms of Australia’s pact with the US and UK

Daniel Hurst

12, Dec, 2021 @5:40 AM

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Australia proves resilient against China trade sanctions but loses diplomatic influence in Asia
Despite gains from vaccine diplomacy, border closures ‘weighed heavily on external views of the country’, Lowy Institute thinktank finds

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

05, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Peter Dutton attacks Penny Wong on China declaring he aims to deter ‘aggression’ on Taiwan
Defence minister’s comments on Labor senator labelled ‘appalling’ and ‘inappropriate’

Daniel Hurst in Canberra

23, Nov, 2021 @10:26 AM

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As China threat rises, can Aukus alliance recover from rancorous birth?
Questions mount about pact’s ultimate purpose and implications for other Asean countries

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Nov, 2021 @1:47 AM

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UK invites south-east Asian nations to G7 summit amid Aukus tensions
The alliance between Britain, the US and Australia has divided the region and angered China

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Japan should work with Aukus on cybersecurity and AI, says Shinzo Abe
Former Japanese PM welcomed the creation of Aukus in the midst of an ‘increasingly severe’ security environment

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Nov, 2021 @5:13 AM

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US national security adviser refuses to back Australia’s handling of Aukus submarines deal
Jake Sullivan says ‘there’s no point in revisiting how we got to where we are’

Daniel Hurst

11, Nov, 2021 @7:47 AM

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