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Scott Morrison on changing geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific and life after Parliament

In this Momentum Media exclusive, produced by Lawyers Weekly’s sister brand Defence Connect, former prime minister Scott Morrison discusses a range of topics, including that he believes the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America are already in a “Cold War under a different guise”.

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Host Robert Dougherty and Australia’s 30th prime minister, Scott Morrison, discuss:

  • Morrison’s departure from politics and plans for the future, his new role as non-executive vice-chairman at American Global Strategies and as an adviser with venture capital firm DYNE.
  • A recent visit to South Korea, Australia’s relationships in the Indo-Pacific, as well as speculation surrounding defence companies Hanwha and Austal.
  • About a modern, grey-zone Cold War between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
  • Australia’s increasingly complex relationship with the People’s Republic of China and a recent incident between a PLA fighter jet and a Royal Australian Navy helicopter.
  • The empowerment of Australia’s closest neighbourhood partnerships with Nauru and the Solomon Islands and maintaining the Indo-Pacific status quo.
  • Australian involvement in, and the behind-the-scenes formation of, the AUKUS trilateral partnership, its original intent and vision.
  • The US presidential election and possible re-election of Donald Trump.
  • The accomplishments and downfalls of Morrison’s career in politics and during his time as the 30th prime minister of Australia.
  • Morrison’s own experiences with Australian Defence Force equipment such as F-35 stealth aircraft, Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles and a personal favourite – the Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.


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