Australian news, and some related international items

Former Pacific leaders blast Australia over nuclear powered submarine deal 13 Apr 23, A group of former Pacific leaders have blasted Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal with the United States and the United Kingdom. 

Marshall Islands’ Hilda Heine, Palau’s Tommy Remengesau,  Tuvalu’s Enele Sopoga Kiribati’s Anote Tong say the “staggering $368 billion” allocated for the deal flies in the face of Pacific island countries which are crying out for support for climate change. 

They accuse Australia and its two allies of triggering an arms race and demonstrating a complete lack of recognition for the climate change security threat faced by the island nations. 

Former Kiribati President Anote Tong said Australia and its allies need to do more consultations with the Pacific before the plan develops further. 


April 13, 2023 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics international

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