This week marks the two-year anniversary since the AUKUS alliance was announced. The federal Labor government has continued the former Coalition government’s commitment to AUKUS, spending more than $368 billion on nuclear-powered submarines.

And while we need to be open to new partnerships that help build robust defence systems, can we build our own independent capabilities in doing so?




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Produced By: Frances Du

Featured In Story: Dr Alex Bristow, Deputy Director of ASPI’s Defence, Strategy and National Security program, David McBride, Australian Defence whistleblower and former British Army major and Australian Army lawyer, and

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 13 September 2023