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Open letter signed by 110 lecturers requires Aukus rethink

Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst

Greater than 100 Australian lecturers and students have referred to as on the Albanese authorities to rethink its nuclear-powered submarine plan, arguing it’s dangerous, costly and can enhance dependence on the US.

An open letter to the federal government, signed by 110 folks, argues it’s “imprudent to hitch Australia’s most costly and deadly defence functionality to an more and more unsure ally that’s in relative decline, politically unstable, and exhibiting troubling indicators of sliding into an intolerant democracy”.

The letter, coordinated by Macquarie College sessional educational Vince Scappatura, says:

Aukus will come at an enormous monetary price and with nice uncertainty of its success. It’s more likely to compound Australia’s strategic dangers, heighten geopolitical tensions, and undermine efforts at nuclear nonproliferation.

It places Australia at odds with our closest neighbours within the area, distracts us from addressing local weather change, and dangers rising the specter of nuclear warfare.

Australia’s defence autonomy will solely be additional eroded due to Aukus. All of this can be accomplished to assist the primacy of an ally whose place in Asia is extra fragile than generally assumed, and whose home politics is more and more unstable.

The letter – whose signatories embrace a former Australian ambassador, Richard Broinowski, and the Sydney Peace Basis founder Stuart Rees – says Aukus “will equip Australia with a potent functionality to strike Chinese language naval forces near their house ports and, in coalition with the US, play a frontline function in looking China’s nuclear-armed submarine pressure and its second-strike nuclear deterrent functionality”.

The signatories additionally embrace Peter Stanley, a former principal historian of the Australian Conflict Memorial, and Albert Palazzo, a former director of warfare research within the Australian Military Analysis Centre. The complete checklist and letter will be discovered right here.

Key occasions

‘Folks have been there chanting for Narendra Modi 12 hours upfront of the gig’

On the 9 community Anthony Albanese doubled down on his Bruce Springsteen comparability to Narendra Modi:

It was a reasonably extraordinary welcome final evening. The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, after all, I’ve seen him play there.

The distinction is, I suppose, that individuals have been there chanting for Narendra Modi 12 hours upfront of the gig final evening. It was a really heat welcome. The vitality within the room was fairly extraordinary.

That continued:

Q: So that you don’t agree with him?


Patricia, I’m not going to allow you to play these phrase video games with me. I’ve outlined my approach-.

Q: I’m not making an attempt to play phrase video games. It’s a extremely large, large assertion for him to say the concept of re-racialising Australia. You both agree otherwise you disagree.


Many individuals can have many issues which can be mentioned throughout this debate. I hope that they’re all mentioned as respectfully and thought of as doable. Peter made an extended contribution as Chief when it comes to his speech on this invoice. Everyone is entitled to have the ability to go and browse that, see all of it within the context wherein these arguments have been put.

That interview additionally moved on to Peter Dutton’s claims that the voice would ‘re-racialise’ Australia.

Simon Birmingham was requested whether or not he agreed and mentioned:

Nicely, I’m not going to spend my time between now and the referendum commenting on the feedback of-.

Which was a really comparable line Julian Leeser used yesterday when requested the identical query on the identical program. Leeser although stepped down from the shadow entrance bench so he might marketing campaign for sure. Birmingham has not accomplished that.

Q: It’s your chief although and it was his main- He’s not just- I’m going to politely push again a bit of bit right here. You say not touch upon the feedback of individuals on this debate. He’s the chief of the Liberal Social gathering. He’s the Opposition Chief. It’s not just a few bit participant. He’s a extremely key particular person in your facet of politics. He’s your chief and he says it’ll re-racialise Australia. Do you agree with him?


Patricia, and I’ve outlined the strategy I’m taking to this referendum and the marketing campaign, and that’s the strategy I’m going to stay to.

‘China has a far higher affect over Russia than India,’ Birmingham says

The transcript of Simon Birmingham’s interview with Patricia Karvelas on ABC RN Breakfast has landed in my inbox so I can carry you a bit extra of what was mentioned about whether or not India must be pressed for not condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine:

Q: India’s largest provider of weapons is Russia. The deputy prime minister yesterday informed me the federal government is assured that India is strategically aligned with Australia. Will you increase the problem of Russia with the Indian prime minister?


I count on that, and it will likely be a brief dialogue, I think about that Peter Dutton and I’ll have. Nevertheless it’s welcome that Prime Minister Modi is giving us that chance. We’ll be desirous to prioritise the areas of bilateral cooperation between Australia and India and the way we pursue that. In fact, as a part of a really contested world atmosphere, Russia’s actions are reprehensible at current. There have been sure steps and statements made by India when it comes to acknowledging the pressures there and engagement that’s been had when it comes to their consideration of the state of affairs in Ukraine and that’s to be welcomed. If we get the prospect to encourage their consideration of these difficulties and assist Ukraine, then I’m positive we’ll achieve this. However there are numerous matters on the checklist to encourage when it comes to our bilateral relations.

Q: Yeah. Look, the rationale I increase it’s as a result of the opposition has been actually very sturdy in saying that with China these points ought to be raised and the query I hold listening to, significantly from listeners, is, nicely, why isn’t the identical customary placed on India? Do you perceive that critique?


Look, I can perceive. I feel nearly all analysts would say China has a far higher affect over Russia than India would have when it comes to their strategic assist. It’s between China and Russia that the dedication was made simply previous to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, of friendship with out limits. And I feel it’s inside that sphere that it’s proper for the world to look to Beijing to play as sturdy a management function as it will probably to get Russia to stop its horrific invasion of Ukraine and the horrible outcomes that it’s having.

Home of Reps prepares for marathon session

The Home sitting will start at 9am and there can be some Home enterprise – introduction of payments and a few fast votes after which it’s again to the referendum laws.

That may go on till simply earlier than query time when the 90-second statements (higher referred to as the airing of the grievances/MP novice arise) however the debate will begin again up in opposition to simply earlier than 5pm and can go till about 10pm (with half an hour in there for the adjournment debate).

Fifty-one MPs have had their say. There are no less than one other 55 listed to talk.

Albanese says aged care properties are discovering nurses: ‘90%-plus are able to go’

Over on the Seven community, Anthony Albanese was requested about issues the aged care sector was struggling to fulfill the federal government’s new staffing necessities:

We have now supplied huge injection of funds for that sector. For a authorities that presided over the debacle that was uncovered by the aged care royal fee, the place we had a mistreatment of our oldest Australians – who deserve respect and should dwell their later years in dignity – who didn’t trouble to implement the suggestions of the aged care royal fee, we make no apologies for implementing the suggestions of the Aged Care Royal Fee that mentioned that these items wanted to occur to ensure that folks to dwell with the dignity and respect that they deserve.

Older Australians constructed this nation. They should be sorted.

And the concept placing a nurse right into a nursing house, from my perspective, is one thing that – how is it that you’ve nursing properties with out nurses in them? And one of many issues that that can do as nicely, as an alternative of individuals having to go off to an emergency division of a hospital, if they will get the care from a nurse, as an aged care resident, on the spot, then what you’ll see is much less acute well being points come up.

And we’re implementing it, overwhelmingly, 90%-plus are able to go on that subject.

Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst

Commerce minister to fulfill Chinese language commerce minister once more

The commerce minister, Don Farrell, is more likely to meet his Chinese language counterpart for the second time this month when they’re each within the US for wider commerce talks.

Farrell will fly to Detroit immediately and can be there till Saturday. He’s going there to steer Australia’s delegations on the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (Apec) and the US-led Indo-Pacific Financial Framework (Ipef) conferences.

It’s understood Farrell is more likely to see the Chinese language commerce minister, Wang Wentao, on the Apec assembly, simply weeks after they met in particular person for the primary time in the course of the commerce minister’s journey to Beijing. Apec’s 21 member economies account for 75% of Australia’s whole commerce in items and companies.

Farrell mentioned in a press release:

Regional financial partnerships, resembling APEC and IPEF exhibit our willingness to collaborate on challenges confronting the worldwide economic system, resembling provide chain resilience, the clear vitality transition, constructing a safe and affluent Indo-Pacific, and making certain that the worldwide rules-based system is revered…

Whereas in Detroit, I can even take part within the Australia-US Strategic Industrial Dialogue with US Secretary of Commerce, the Hon Gina M. Raimondo, to progress our widespread financial pursuits…

The Albanese authorities is dedicated to diversifying our buying and selling relationships and delivering broader and stronger commerce agreements for the advantage of Australian companies and staff.

Albanese on India’s place concerning Ukraine

The interview on ABC Information Breakfast strikes on to India not condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Albanese says:

India is chargeable for its personal worldwide relations and I respect that. We have now very completely different histories. India has been a frontrunner of the nonaligned motion for such an extended time frame. India is a superb supporter of peace and safety and stability in our area. India participated in not simply the G7 assembly that was held on the weekend, however the Quad leaders assembly is essential in build up that assist for safety stability, peace and prosperity in our area and the world. And on the G20 assembly that can be hosted in India later this 12 months, I’m positive, hopefully it will likely be resolved by then and Russia will recognise its mistake and withdraw earlier than then. If not, I count on that there can be the same assertion to which there was on the G20 final 12 months, to which India participated.

Q: The explanation I ask is, in not condemning the invasion, India clearly isn’t respecting the rule of worldwide legislation. If China was to invade Taiwan, are you involved about the place India would fall in that dispute?


You could have simply drawn a really lengthy bow with, with respect. The reality is that India itself has been involved about border skirmishes with China which have occurred on its border and India is a nation that does respect nationwide sovereignty and nationwide borders.

Q: Nevertheless it refuses to criticise what Russia has accomplished in inb reaching these borders by going into Ukraine?


Go and have a look at the G20 assertion from final 12 months, with respect. India was a celebration to that and India’s incoming chair of the G20 will play an important function and …

(There’s cross discuss and due to the delay between the studio and the place Albanese is, the pair determine to depart it)

‘What I don’t do is leak textual content messages with different world leaders’

Will Anthony Albanese increase the human rights breaches which have advocates involved with Narendra Modi?

Albanese (with a dig at Scott Morrison)

One of many issues that I do is interact with folks on a one-on-one foundation. I do this constantly. What I don’t do is leak textual content messages with different world leaders. I’ve a respectful relationship with Prime Minister Modi and with different leaders.

Albanese stresses financial and schooling ties

Anthony Albanese nonetheless, needs to focus on these Es Modi talked about.

What does he need out of immediately’s assembly?

Constructing our financial relationship. We need to improve the financial cooperation settlement between Australia and India. We hope to conclude that by the tip of the 12 months.

At present we’ll speak about particular areas the place we are able to cooperate on areas like inexperienced hydrogen, specifically, we that can be on the agenda but in addition the schooling relationship between our two nations, the Deakin College will open as the primary overseas college in India in Gujarat very quickly and after that, Wollongong College are going to ascertain what would be the second overseas college in India afterward.

We have now an important relationship, we all know India will develop to be the third largest economic system on the planet in coming years.

It’s already essentially the most populous nation on the planet and the cooperation that now we have throughout defence and safety, throughout the economic system, throughout society and tradition and schooling is an actual alternative for Australia and India to each profit from elevated cooperation and mutually helpful preparations.

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