Defence Minister Peter Dutton says AUKUS subs deal being fast-tracked

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated March 16 2022 - 4:55am, first published March 6 2022 - 3:00am
Minister for Defence Peter Dutton. Picture Peter Lorimer

The Defence Minister has revealed the multibillion-dollar AUKUS nuclear submarine deal is being fast-tracked, with Peter Dutton revealing the design of "which boat we are going with" is to be made "within the next couple of months," just in time for the federal election.


Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on