Canberra needs to commission a document for the national security committee of cabinet that scripts our leaders to press Washington and Beijing on the practical measures that would avoid a descent into war.
"If that includes basing and includes the storage of different ordinances, I think that is in Australia's best interests, in our national interests at this point in time."
“ASEAN governments are acutely aware of that and are worried that external powers are creating new architecture that doesn’t include them like the Quad and potentially AUKUS too
It is extraordinary that this momentous decision could be made without parliamentary or public scrutiny.
Australia’s defence minister says Aukus pact makes region safer and ‘no amount of propaganda can dismiss the facts’