Australia, the US and UK to announce landmark new defence pact

15/09/2021 6:45:00 PM

Sources confirmed the US would help Australia develop a nuclear submarine capability, which could result in Australia dumping its $90 billion submarine deal with France.

Australia, the United States and Britain will unveil a landmark new security pact to share advanced technologies, including nuclear submarine technology, in a major international announcement on Thursday morning.

Sources confirmed the US would help Australia develop a nuclear submarine capability, which could result in Australia dumping its $90 billion submarine deal with France.

Advertisement$90 billion submarine deal with FranceThe working group will enable the three countries to share information in areas including long-range strike capabilities, artificial intelligence and underwater systems in a thinly veiled bid to counter China,

The announcement will be made at 7am AEST, when the White House said US President Joe Biden would deliver “brief remarks about a national security initiative”.Defence Minister Peter Dutton is in Washington for a series of meetings.Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and three other senior members of his frontbench were also given the rare opportunity to be briefed on the highly sensitive matter.

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Yeah, with someone who is unable to tell the name of the Prime Minister. What a joke! Lol Always timely geoffrey_payne Does anyone believe they will be armed with conventional war heads. The US does not confirm or deny Nuclear weapons on theirs. In the age of fake news denial (lies) will be justified later as national security Why buy the latest ASSULT WEAPON & load it with blanks. auspol

The sub cost had already blown out almost double to $90,000,000,000, so how much will this cost? And that's before they are maintained for decades with no preexisting industry. That's a lot of schools and hospitals. Sharing 'old' technology. China's fleet and millitary capabilities are three decades ahead of anything the west has.🤣😂😂😂

I NEED TO STOP FOLLOWING AS IT DOES NOT ALLOW TO READ ANY NEWS... WHAT IS THE POINT OF PUTTING NEWS ON TWITTER IF U DON'T WANT ANY ONE TO READ When do we get to start laughing out loud?. Larry Curley & Mo, had nothing on these 3 political clowns. This is proven the virus is just a Scamdemic as the warmongers continue to keep the war racket going to protect the US$ dominant as China global success is a dead nail to the US Empire coffin 😛😛

I wonder how neighboring countries like nz Indonesia Phillipines etc feel about having a nuclear submarine fleet based in perth and were they consulted. I suspect this won't go down well o/seas as well as on the austn mainland especially in perth

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Normal text size Very large text size Advertisement Australia, the United States and Britain will unveil a landmark new security pact to share advanced technologies, including nuclear submarine technology, in a major international announcement on Thursday morning. As part of the pact, to be known as AUUKUS, the US would help Australia develop a nuclear submarine capability, which could result in Australia dumping its $90 billion submarine deal with France , sources confirmed. The US Open deal means that Nine, which is the owner of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, has now locked in coverage of all four of tennis’ Grand Slam events, having already bought the rights to the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. (From L-R) Scott Morrison, Joe Biden and Boris Johnson will unveil a new defence pact on Thursday morning. Wei Jingsheng, Chinese Defector and Democracy Campaigner. The working group will enable the three countries to share information in areas including long-range strike capabilities, artificial intelligence and underwater systems in a thinly veiled bid to counter China, reported , citing a White House official and a congressional staffer. “We will always talk to everybody about everything, but it needs to make sense commercially,” he said. The announcement will be made at 7am AEST, when the White House said US President Joe Biden would deliver “brief remarks about a national security initiative”.

In Australia, federal cabinet ministers were called to a top-secret meeting in Canberra on Wednesday ahead of the announcement. Nine is the owner of this masthead." China only alerted the World Health Organisation there was an outbreak on December 31 2019 and denied it was contagious up until late January 2020. Some members of cabinet were granted border exemptions to urgently fly to Canberra for the hastily arranged meeting, sources familiar with the development said. Defence Minister Peter Dutton and Foreign Minister Marise Payne, who are in Washington for a series of meetings over the next two days, were said to have joined Wednesday's meeting via a secure connection. The company owns the broadcast rights to the NRL, rugby union and the UEFA Champions League. Defence Minister Peter Dutton is in Washington for a series of meetings. But I want to say he is a high enough politician, high enough to be able to reach the President of the United States. Credit: Getty Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and three other senior members of his frontbench were also given the rare opportunity to be briefed on the highly sensitive matter. Seven’s coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics broke ratings records this year, helped by a favourable timezone and lockdowns across Australia that meant more people were spending time at home.

Several Coalition MPs told this masthead they had been ordered at short-notice to dial into a rare conference call for 9.30am on Thursday, but none were aware of the reason for the briefing. “We are not going to be doing anything that’s irrational,” Mr Stephenson said.  "It was something absolutely tragic, traumatic and dramatic that was occurring and we could have reacted to it. Advertisement Australian and foreign diplomats will also be briefed on the development on Thursday. Loading Prime Minister Scott Morrison will travel to Washington next week for a meeting of the Quad alliance which includes the US, India Japan and Australia. Selling short-term one off events, merchandising has always proven to be difficult. Mr Morrison will have his first in-person one-on-one meeting with Mr Biden during the trip." COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 4.

Mr Dutton and Senator Payne are to meet face-to-face with their US counterparts Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. Measures to counter China’s trade strikes and other “grey zone” attacks, as well as an Australian request to be granted greater access to US missile technology, will be on the agenda in the meetings. The withdrawal from Afghanistan and the potential for future terrorism threats will also be discussed. With Megan Levy Get a note direct from our foreign correspondents .