Morrison says ‘I won’t cop sledging on Australia’ amid nuclear subs fallout

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he makes no apology for his decision to abandon a $90 billion submarine contract with France.

Earlier, President Emmanuel Macron accused Mr Morrison of lying by not revealing that Australia had been in talks with the UK and US over the acquisition of nuclear submarines.

Speaking to reporters in Glasgow on Monday, Mr Morrison said the conventional submarines that would have been built under the deal with France would not have met Australia’s strategic needs.

“I’m not going to cop sledging on Australia,” he said.

Both leaders have been at the G20 summit in Rome and are now at Glasgow for the COP26 Climate Change conference.

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