Why NZ was left out of AUKUS

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 7:44PM
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Why NZ was left out of AUKUS

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 7:44PM

Our allies have joined forces, but New Zealand is not in the pact.

Australian, the UK and the US have come together in a new security partnership, in what's seen as a bid to counter China's expansionism.

As part of the deal, Australia will be getting nuclear submarine technology from its partners.

Victoria University Strategic Studies Professor Robert Ayson says we were left out because we know very little about nuclear submarines and how to operate them.

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