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Morrison’s China ‘strategy’ makes us less, not more, secure

Every now and then, it’s useful to stop and ask the basic questions.

Questions like: How do submarines actually contribute to our national security?

  • Kevin Rudd
  • Τhe Sydney Morning Herald

And now, it seems, nuclear-powered submarines at that.

The fundamental national security responsibilities of any government are to maintain our territorial integrity, political sovereignty and economic prosperity from external aggression.

In Australia’s case, submarines form a critical part of a Defence Force designed to deter, disrupt or defeat military threats to our country.

When the Labor government I led prepared the 2009 Defence White Paper, we applied these disciplines to the…

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