The Albanese government mantra regarding relations with China ‘we need to cooperate with China where we can, disagree where we must’ is looking somewhat shop soiled after the November 14 incident where Australian divers off the HMAS Toowoomba, working in Japanese waters, were subjected to sonar by a Chinese warship.
Senator Rex Patrick, who served on Oberon Class submarines before being selected as a member of the trials crew for the first Collins class submarine, went to the heart of the matter in an interview on ABC radio, pointing out that, at sea, it was expected that a ship in distress would be...
- Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
- The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
- Spectator podcasts and newsletters
- Full access to spectator.co.uk