Australia told French submarine firm it didn’t have green light to proceed hours before deal cancelled | Australian foreign policy | The Guardian

File photo of a Naval Group submarine during tests in the Atlantic Sea

If there were a Federal ICAC would this be deserving of an Investigation?

Australia cautioned the French contractor – hours before the $90bn submarine deal was cancelled – that its achievement of a key contractual milestone did “not provide any authorisation to continue work”. The letter, sent to Naval Group on 15 September, is at the heart of an extraordinary diplomatic rift between France and Australia, with the French foreign minister telling a parliamentary hearing this week that “someone lied”.

Source: Australia told French submarine firm it didn’t have green light to proceed hours before deal cancelled | Australian foreign policy | The Guardian

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