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“I, like many of you, potentially hoped that the Albanese Labor government would not follow in the footsteps of Scott Morisson. But it did, and this new government is taking us in the opposite direction of what so many of us want — a nuclear-free and an independent foreign and defence policy.”

We have a duty to refuse the government the ability to sweep this new drive to war under the rug, and that must eventuate as a large-scale peoples’ power movement which puts power back into the majority’s hands. A long-haul effort some might say, but a worthy one nonetheless if students wish to have any say in the matter of militarism, welfare, health, and education.

The government could have invested this money into building affordable housing, moving towards renewable energy sources, or working towards alleviating basic problems like poverty and homelessness — this is the true cost of AUKUS.