Today’s Age Article by Peter Hartcher confirms that the LNP and ALP want the nuclear submarines so that Australia (Zero nuclear weapons) can directly threaten China (350+ nuclear weapons).
This really is total madness!
As we posted earlier it is almost inevitable that China will obliterate these submarines before they can be launched turning Adelaide into a Chernobyl-style nuclear wasteland.
If by some chance Australia managed to build and launch these boats despite their huge cost and complexity it would be insane to use them to attack China which obviously could do far more damage to Australia in retaliation.
Our plan to build 20 advanced conventional submarines is far cheaper and provides the self-defence Australia needs without threatening any nuclear armed super-powers.