Securing Australia's Defence capability

The leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have announced the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership “AUKUS”.

This partnership will enable us to work together to support our security and defence interests to deliver a safer and more secure region. AUKUS will enhance our contribution to the network of partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region and will help deliver the security and stability our region needs.

The first initiative under AUKUS will be the acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. Over the next eighteen months we will work together to deliver this outcome.

You can read the joint leaders’ statement here and the PM's remarks here.