Analysis

The AUKUS trilateral deal waited for one man: Donald Trump

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated September 17 2021 - 2:33am, first published September 16 2021 - 7:30pm
Scott Morrison was proclaimed the Donald Trump-whisperer by some, but on an issue so fraught as nuclear subs? That hype was never believed by the steely-eyed. Picture: Getty Images

The Morrison government's new trilateral technology sharing deal emerged on Wednesday night as suddenly as a silent nuclear submarine from the ocean floor.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

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