French submarine snub in Australia's national interest: Simon Birmingham

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated September 19 2021 - 7:59am, first published 12:00am
Finance Minister Simon Birmingham has defended the government's dealings with France over the submarine contract. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Sticking with the now-scrapped $90 billion submarine deal with France's Naval Group would have "betrayed Australia's long-term interests", a senior Morrison government minister has said.


Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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