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Labor accuses Prime Minister Scott Morrison of putting politics ahead of national security on AUKUS pact

Federal Labor has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of putting politics ahead of Australia’s national security interests, after reports emerged that the United States had sought early assurances of bipartisan support for the new AUKUS pact. Key points: Nine newspapers reported the United States sought assurances early on that the AUKUS pact would have bipartisan support Labor was only briefed on the security pact the afternoon before it was publicly announced — five months after the US request Defence Minister Peter Dutton said he believed the details would have been leaked and the deal “scuttled” if Labor was briefed…