Australia looks set to turn to Japan to build our submarines

But there are also questions about what this move would mean for Australia’s defence, economy and relationship with Japan.(Image: DVIDSHUB at

The Australian government looks likely to source its submarines from Japan, in a move that would break its election promise to build them in Adelaide. The decision won’t be announced until later this year, but critics say the uncertainty is hurting the manufacturing industry.

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Tuesday, September 9 2014
Produced By Melissa Lahoud with Roderick Chambers
Featured in storyLabor Senator Doug CameronDr John Blaxland, senior fellow at the Australian National University's Strategic and Defence CentreProfessor Rikki Kersten, Dean of the School of Arts at Murdoch University

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