Aukus suffers badly from the democratic deficit

Geoff Taylor, Perth, Aug 18, 2023

Marcus Strom’s article ties in with a key issue I have just raised with the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

Two years ago Marise Payne and Peter Dutton met their French counterparts, and then assured us that the French submarines were going swimmingly, yet within days the Aukus Treaty was announced.

JSCOT have just informed me that the only part of the Aukus Treaty which has had detailed parliamentary committee review is the ENNPIA, which covers transfer of nuclear material.

That is a seriously concerning democratic deficit unworthy of the Albanese government.

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