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Leading article Australia

ScoMo steps aside

27 January 2024

9:00 AM

27 January 2024

9:00 AM

Former prime minister Scott Morrison, who this week announced his retirement from politics, deserves our respect and praise for being the architect of the Aukus agreement, the still-developing military alliance between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. From Aukus many things should grow. Thanks to ever-closer ties between these three pillars of the Anglosphere, and the nuclear subs sitting in the Aukus check-out, Australia will eventually embrace nuclear energy, leading to a global nuclear industry and perhaps even enabling us to arm ourselves with nuclear weapons (hopefully in time) to deter communist Chinese or any other future military...

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