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Aukus deal: US, UK and Australia agree on nuclear submarine project

No decision has been made on a future east coast submarine base, although Port Kembla near Wollongong, 100km (62 miles) south of Sydney, is thought to be a likely location.

A local official there said her community was worried by the possibility of a nuclear submarine base close by.

"It's causing alarm that it could make us a potential military target," Greens party councillor Cath Blakey told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

"I think it's a potential sovereign risk to Australia to be hitching ourselves to the US and the UK."


Story by Kathryn Armstrong at the BBC, 14 March 2023.