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Submarine fallout: France rallies EU support

France has cancelled meetings with British and Australian officials and is trying to rally European Union allies behind its push for more European sovereignty after being “humiliated” by the AUKUS defence pact orchestrated by the United States.

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Steven Marshall today flanked by senator Simon Birmingham and ASC chair Bruce Carter. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily
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Sub workers offered lifeline but no guarantees on local jobs

Premier Steven Marshall has pledged new roles for “any or all” of the 350 Naval Group workers in South Australia whose jobs have been thrown into doubt by yesterday’s “major pivot” on Australia’s submarine contract, but the Government remains vague on whether a local employment component can now be safeguarded.

Opinion

Nuclear-level spin masks a massive failure

This week’s nuclear submarine announcement raises questions that need full and transparent examination. What is certain, writes Rex Patrick, is that the Federal Government’s atomic marketing efforts are designed to cover a huge mess of its own making.