Taiwan not a ‘vital Australian interest’ and Aukus submarines like throwing ‘toothpicks at a mountain’: former PM Paul Keating urges Canberra not to provoke China

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Taiwan not a ‘vital Australian interest’ and Aukus submarines like throwing ‘toothpicks at a mountain’: former PM Paul Keating urges Canberra not to provoke China

In a harsh criticism of Australia’s recent policies in the Asia Pacific, the country’s former prime minister Paul Keating has taken Canberra to task for missteps ranging from a deal to acquire nuclear submarines to what he called “a deterioration in our strategic setting”.Keating, who during his time in office had expanded Australian engagement in the region, also urged Canberra not to be drawn into a conflict involving Taiwan, saying the fate of the self-ruled island was “not a vital…

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