It seems clear that Morrison doublecrossed the French for AUKUS and the long-term promise of his new appointment on the board of a military think tank funded by the arms industry. A move that couldn’t be seen to happen immediately after his election loss.
The government seems under equipped to deal with this situation, lacking a backbone to challenge the legacy of the last decade of Coalition malaise, and with no ability to articulate how things could be if we thought independently as a nation state. After being roped into this position by a duplicitous Morrison government and barred from the AUKUS negotiations while in opposition, the government has passed on the opportunity to challenge the trajectory and tripled down, scared to take any position that dare challenge this new and dangerous status quo. Through a lack of inspiration, a callous detachment, and political cowardice, they continue to cede our sovereignty because its politically expedient for them to do so.
Source: The AUKUS truth: bipartisan defence policy sells short Australian sovereignty – The Shot