Aukus pillar 2 smokescreen for nuclear subs: Bob Carr

Aukus pillar 2 smokescreen for nuclear subs: Bob Carr
Bob Carr, pictured with Labour party leader Chris Hipkins, at today's Aukus seminar at Parliament, is also a former NSW Labor premier. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Aukus pillar 2 is no more than an attempt “cobbled together” to try to make the US-UK-Australia defence pact look as if it involves more than a nuclear submarine programme, retired senior Australian politician Bob Carr says.Speaking to a Labour party-convened symposium on the Aukus defence alliance at Parliament in Wellington, the former Labor premier of New South Wales also said it was “science fiction” to believe the so-called “pillar 2” would provide tech sector opportunities for either New Zealand or Aust...

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