Aukus

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US military commander has ‘no idea’ how Australia’s Aukus submarines would be used in any Taiwan Strait dispute
Lt Gen Stephen Sklenka denies any expectation on Australia despite a top official predicting the pact would change how ‘our countries operate together’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, May, 2024 @6:45 AM

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Federal budget ramps up Aukus with $2.6bn earmarked for submarine project in 2024-25
Defence says approved spending for Australia’s acquisition of subs so far totals $13.6bn

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

14, May, 2024 @9:48 AM

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Australia risks being ‘world’s nuclear waste dump’ unless Aukus laws changed, critics say
Labor-chaired inquiry calls for legislation to rule out accepting high-level nuclear waste from US and UK submarines among other recommendations

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

13, May, 2024 @8:21 AM

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US won’t guarantee Australia will have complete control of Aukus submarines
US Aukus commitment should not be doubted, says assistant secretary of state, while refusing to be drawn on lingering concerns about the sale of nuclear submarines

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

07, May, 2024 @7:05 AM

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Bob Carr accuses Winston Peters of defamation after NZ deputy PM calls him a ‘Chinese puppet’
Former NSW premier’s threat to sue comes amid debate about whether New Zealand should join pillar two of Aukus pact

Eva Corlett and agencies

02, May, 2024 @3:28 AM

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Australia plans for a ‘less certain’ future in Asia — one where the US may not remain the dominant force
The US talks of Aukus as ‘binding’ the allies for decades to come, but Richard Marles says Australia must become more ‘self-reliant’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

18, Apr, 2024 @6:12 AM

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Labour aims to raise defence spending to 2.5% of GDP
Starmer’s comments come before visit to Barrow, where he is to promise nuclear deterrent is ‘bedrock’ of security plan

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

12, Apr, 2024 @8:14 AM

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US and Japan announce new military agreements aimed at countering China
Tokyo and Washington have struck 70 pacts on defence cooperation during Japanese PM’s White House state visit

David Smith in Washington

10, Apr, 2024 @10:03 PM

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Museum loses anti-discrimination case – as it happened
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Kate Lyons and Emily Wind (earlier)

09, Apr, 2024 @8:10 AM

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Australia says military collaboration with Japan is not about creating ‘Jaukus’
Australia, UK and US say they want to support regional stability and security but China ‘gravely concerned’

Tory Shepherd

09, Apr, 2024 @6:27 AM

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PM says transparency around aid worker’s death ‘in Israel’s interest’ – as it happened
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Kate Lyons and Emily Wind (earlier)

08, Apr, 2024 @7:54 AM

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Heavy rain continues in NSW; SA police head to Alice Springs for backup – as it happened
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Jordyn Beazley and Emily Wind

05, Apr, 2024 @6:50 AM

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