Aukus

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Australia ‘louder than we should have been’ in criticising China, former Asio chief says
Sharp critique from Duncan Lewis comes as Chinese foreign minister embarks on ‘extraordinary’ Pacific island nation tour

Katharine Murphy Political editor

25, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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France’s outgoing foreign minister welcomes defeat of Scott Morrison
Undiplomatic remarks from Jean-Yves Le Drian follow war of words between nations over abandoned submarine deal

Nadeem Badshah

21, May, 2022 @6:15 PM

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Scott Morrison softened his defiant language on climate change action amid UK trade deal
Documents indicate PM’s changes to foreign policy speech coincided with environment agreement in trade talks

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

21, May, 2022 @1:43 AM

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Scott Morrison’s Aukus middleman has not lobbied US officials since landmark deal announced, document shows
US foreign lobbying register filings reveal Prof Donald Winter has not carried out any ‘representational activities’ since Aukus deal was announced

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

17, May, 2022 @12:50 AM

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PM says Opposition leader’s criticism ‘the comments of an armchair critic’ – as it happened
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Tory Shepherd and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

16, May, 2022 @10:38 AM

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Labor accuses Coalition of ‘playing politics’ with national security after reports of Aukus snub
Opposition claims government is whipping up fear for election votes as WA premier Mark McGowan slams Peter Dutton’s ‘inflammatory’ rhetoric

Sarah Martin and Josh Butler

16, May, 2022 @5:49 AM

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Albanese says Morrison broke faith with US by delaying Labor’s Aukus briefing
Biden administration reportedly said defence alliance needed bipartisan support, but opposition was not told until day before it was announced

Lisa Cox

14, May, 2022 @8:23 AM

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Labor to rethink Coalition’s ‘bewildering’ decision to scrap armed drones if it wins election
Shadow defence minister Brendan O’Connor says cancellation of $1.3bn SkyGuardian program demands explanation

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Apr, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Australians unlikely to know cost of scrapped submarines until after election, Peter Dutton says
Defence minister says negotiations with France over abandoned naval agreement will ‘take some time’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

18, Apr, 2022 @10:04 AM

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Caroline Kennedy praises Australia’s bipartisan foreign policy despite PM’s claims on Labor and China
Nominee as US ambassador says there’s a lot more to the Aukus deal than just submarines as she faces US Senate foreign relations committee hearing

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

07, Apr, 2022 @9:21 PM

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Nuclear powers are on a deadly path to more conflict | Letter
Letter: Frank Jackson says world leaders must look to peaceful solutions, not more weapons

Letters

07, Apr, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Scott Morrison in damage control in South Australia over submarine comments
There has been a fierce backlash over PM’s remarks that appeared to cast doubt on whether Aukus submarines would be built in Adelaide

Daniel Hurst and Sarah Martin

07, Apr, 2022 @10:40 AM

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