Aukus

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Australia’s foreign minister to meet French ambassador in bid to heal submarine rift
Marise Payne says she regrets France’s ‘deep disappointment’, as tension with Indonesia over Aukus deal revealed

Daniel Hurst

28, Oct, 2021 @4:39 AM

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Coalition faces net zero ‘plan’ fallout; vaccine booster shots approved – as it happened
International travel exemption scrapped for vaccinated Australians; 16 Covid deaths in Victoria and NSW; national child abuse prevention strategy announced. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

27, Oct, 2021 @7:47 AM

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Under the radar: the Australian intelligence chief in the shadows of the Aukus deal
Andrew Shearer’s unreported meeting in April with Joe Biden’s top Indo-Pacific adviser may have been the clincher for the Aukus security agreement

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

24, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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IAEA chief: Aukus could set precedent for pursuit of nuclear submarines
Special taskforce convened by IAEA to look into Aukus deal as Iran hints at fresh pursuit of its 2018 naval nuclear propulsion program

Julian Borger in Washington

19, Oct, 2021 @11:38 PM

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Nuclear submarines’ uncertain delivery date means ageing Collins class could be in use until 2050
Vessels could be more than 50 years old by the time the Aukus deal delivers Australia’s nuclear fleet

Daniel Hurst and Tory Shepherd

15, Oct, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Nuclear agencies say it’s too early to know what infrastructure is needed to support submarine program
Rex Patrick says it’s ‘beyond comprehension’ Australia could build a nuclear-powered fleet without a domestic industry to support it

Tory Shepherd

15, Oct, 2021 @1:47 AM

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Down periscope! How well do you know submarines?
Was a royal family member once stuck in a manhole? Where is Australia’s first submarine? Test your nautical knowledge with our quick quiz

Tory Shepherd

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Tony Abbott raises fears China ‘could lash out disastrously’ as Taiwan tensions grow
The former Australian prime minister uses a speech in Taipei to call on Beijing to ‘scale back the aggression’

Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Helen Davidson in Taipei

08, Oct, 2021 @11:53 AM

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‘Total loss of confidence’: Franco-British relations plumb new depths
Analysis: insiders say French belief that No 10 cannot be trusted has intensified amid Brexit, Covid, migration and Aukus

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Aukus: French contractor ‘astonished’ at cancellation of Australia submarine deal
Head of Naval Group reiterates company’s ‘stupefaction’ at being told multi-billion dollar contract was being torn up

Kim Willsher in Paris and Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

07, Oct, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Experts warn Joe Biden supplying nuclear submarines to Australia threatens US security
Malcolm Turnbull says reactor not a ‘plug and play’ power pack as former US officials raise national security concerns

Tory Shepherd

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Aukus pact to deepen Australia, US collaboration on space technology
Nasa’s Artemis mission to send a crewed vehicle to the moon set to further partnership between the two countries

Tory Shepherd

07, Oct, 2021 @3:55 AM

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