Aukus

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US hails progress in getting Australia nuclear-powered submarines ‘at the earliest possible date’
Defence minister Richard Marles says Aukus partners will all benefit from ‘three-way ecosystem’ as he meets with US counterpart Lloyd Austin

Tory Shepherd

04, Feb, 2023 @7:50 AM

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Coles and Woolworths ordered to dump more than 5,200 tonnes of soft plastic into landfill – as it happened
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Jordyn Beazley (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

03, Feb, 2023 @7:18 AM

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James Cleverly rebuffs Australian minister over UK colonialism remarks
Foreign secretary rejects suggestion by Penny Wong that Britain needs to do more to confront its colonial past

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

02, Feb, 2023 @6:46 PM

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Malcolm Turnbull says Labor has failed to answer if Aukus deal compromises Australian sovereignty
Former PM says if operation of nuclear subs depends on US then that is ‘a momentous change which has not been acknowledged’

Katharine Murphy and Daniel Hurst

02, Feb, 2023 @9:45 AM

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Voice working group says Dutton committed to ‘further talks’ – as it happened
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Emily Wind and Natasha May and Martin Farrer (earlier)

02, Feb, 2023 @7:37 AM

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Anthony Albanese says he would likely have signed up to Aukus if he had been PM at the time
Exclusive: Prime minister’s assessment pits him against Paul Keating, who has urged Labor to walk away from controversial pact

Katharine Murphy Political editor

01, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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NSW clubs boss sacked after comments about premier – as it happened
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Rafqa Touma and Natasha May and Martin Farrer (earlier)

31, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Australia and France agree arms deal for Ukraine as talks seek to bury Aukus debacle
The countries will jointly supply thousands of artillery shells to Kyiv after talks in Paris to kickstart ‘new cooperation between defence industries’

Kim Willsher in Paris

30, Jan, 2023 @5:20 PM

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Penny Wong and Richard Marles to head to France in effort to heal Aukus rift
Australia’s foreign and defence ministers to join French counterparts for ‘2+2’ meeting, the first since relations cooled in 2021 over pact with US and UK

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @3:52 AM

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‘We don’t have limitless resources’: Australian government prepared to scale back defence projects
While Labor has committed to an increase in defence spending, Richard Marles refused to rule out building first nuclear-powered submarines offshore

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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ADF airlifts food to Western Australia areas hit by floods – as it happened
Australian Defence Force planes now able to use the airstrip at Fitzroy Crossing as weather improves. This blog is now closed

Ben Doherty, Tory Shepherd and Guardian staff

07, Jan, 2023 @6:06 AM

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US senators urge Joe Biden not to sell ‘scarce’ nuclear submarines to Australia
Democrat and Republican lawmakers reportedly warned president that Aukus security pact could stress US submarine industrial base ‘to breaking point’

Paul Karp

06, Jan, 2023 @5:51 AM

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