The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has recommended the Government move to ratify the Agreement with the United States and United Kingdom for the Exchange of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (ENNPI).
Committee Chair Mr Dave Sharma MP said ‘This Agreement will help determine the optimal pathway for acquiring nuclear-powered submarines for the Royal Australian Navy, one of the most important strategic military capabilities for Australia in the decades ahead.’
“With our security environment growing more challenging in the decades ahead, a regionally superior submarine capability is critical to safeguard Australia’s security,’ said Dave Sharma MP. “This Agreement will help facilitate this capability,” he added.
‘The proposed Agreement will not affect Australia’s strong commitment to nuclear non-proliferation,’ Mr Sharma said.