Australia news live: government agrees nuclear submarine deal with US and UK

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Australia news live: government agrees nuclear submarine deal with US and UK


The Morrison government has entered a deal to acquire nuclear-powered submarines, throwing previous $90bn contract with French group into doubt. Follow all today’s news and Covid updates

Okay, that announcement has started with a rather strange video with a disembodied woman’s voice heralding the newfound alliance with the three nations, Australia, the UK and US.

United by vast oceans across three continents. Peace, and in times of need. Guided by the enduring ideals we share. Democracy, resilience, innovation, diversity. Our three nations commit to strengthening our global partnership to get to work for the freedom and safety of our people. For peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific, and for the good of the world.

Good morning everyone, it’s Matilda Boseley here and let’s dive right in (literally) because there is some big submarine news breaking right now.

Prime minister Scott Morrison is expected to appear with US president Joe Biden and UK prime minister Boris Johnson shortly to make a global security announcement that will likely lead to Australia massively upgrading its submarine fleet, and taking it into the elite nuclear class.

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