Scott Morrison says nuclear-powered submarines will be built in Adelaide under the AUKUS framework announced with Joe Biden and Boris Johnson

Australia has scrapped its strife-torn $90bn submarine deal with France and entered a new pact with the United States and the United Kingdom to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.

Scott Morrison made the announcement early on Thursday in Canberra during a virtual address with Joe Biden and and Boris Johnson – a coordinated show of diplomatic strength clearly aimed at China, the rising power in the Indo-Pacific.

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