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Australia’s Defence Minister insists nuclear submarine deal will not damage Australia’s sovereignty

By Richard Wood • Senior Journalist 9 News, Feb 9, 2023

Defence Minister Richard Marles is hitting back at claims the AUKUS military alliance will undermine the future of Australia’s military sovereignty.

In a speech to Parliament today, he will seek to ease worries that the defence pact between Australia, Britain and the US poses any risk.

Former prime ministers Paul Keating and Malcolm Turnbull have critcised AUKUS, saying it makes Australia too dependent on the US…………

Marles’ speech to MPs comes ahead of next month’s announcement about the type of nuclear-propelled submarine technology Australia will obtain.


February 10, 2023 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA, politics international

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