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9 March 2023
PETER STEFANOVIC, HOST: Okay, final one here on AUKUS, Matt, the announcement I think maybe next Monday involving all three members, Rishi Sunak, Biden, Albanese, they're all going to be there. Is that a way to assume that it's going to be a three way design on these subs?
MATT THISTLETHWAITE, ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR DEFENCE: Pete, the Prime Minister is in India at the moment for some important bilateral engagements and he'll then, of course, travel to the United States for a bilateral meeting with President Biden. I'm not going to speculate on what's going to come out of that…
STEFANOVIC: [interjecting] I knew you were going to say that. Not even a hint?
ASSISTANT MINISTER: The Nuclear Powered Submarine Task Force has almost completed its work and they'll report soon. And that will provide the direction that the government needs around the AUKUS arrangements.
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