AUKUS: a collection of views not found in our Washington dominated mediaApr 1, 2023
AUKUS: signed and sealed by the Liberal government when it joined the pact in September 2021, the spoils of which have been delivered by the Labor Government in March 2023. The Labor Government and Australia will pay a heavy price for what is being done in our name. We are being humiliated by our own government.
The AUKUS alliance has forever changed Australia’s sovereignty. Foreign policy and diplomacy has been pushed aside by military policy.
US Admirals and Generals regularly visit to pull us into line. Our media hang on their every word.
Our Department of Defence employs US Admirals to ‘advise’ on submarines to attack China. It should be renamed the Department of Attack .
For the first time we will be engaging in the development and ownership of nuclear powered submarines. And for what purpose? Not for our own safety, prosperity or gain. The China threat is manufactured by a failing hegemon, aided by our own media desperate to contain a time stamped world order.
China is not a military threat to Australia or the US.
The hysteria over China has given rise to a new age of McCarthyism displayed in the unforgivable sham of a Red Alert by our own media. Albanese, Wong and Marles said not a word in criticism.
And if this isn’t enough, the eye-watering budget could well have been put to use to tackle our real threat, climate change. The plight of our poor is ignored.
We have been struggling for decades to build bridges to our region. But instead of building bridges we have now become a spear carrier in the region for the US. With AUKUS we are retreating to the Anglosphere.
AUKUS is not about defending Australia. It is about aiding the US in its panic over the economic challenge of China. We have fallen in the US trap. Acting as a proxy for the violent and aggressive US, we have greatly increased our own risks.
There is something seriously wrong when a Labor Government finds its key supporters on AUKUS are the Murdoch Media (Greg Sheridan), the Nine Media Group, Peter Dutton, Andrew Hastie and the United States Studies Centre in Sydney.
Arthur Calwell on Vietnam and Simon Crean on Iraq showed leadership and courage. But Anthony Albanese…!
Our series of articles by some of Australia’s best analysts are collated into an AUKUS collection here, to share a view of the many challenges AUKUS creates for our government, sovereignty and to the Australian people. More articles will be posted as the debacle unfolds.
Wanning Sun and Minran Liu
John Menadue and Aran Martin
Roger Bradbury, Anne-Marie Grisogono, Elizabeth Williams and Scott Vella
Adam Hughes Henry