Peter Dutton attacks credibility of Labor,s ‘cost-neutral, four-year Aukus nuclear submarine plan

Peter Dutton, the Australian Home Affairs Minister, has strongly criticized the Labor Party's proposed four-year cost-neutral Aukus nuclear submarine plan.

In a statement released on Thursday, Dutton said that the plan was “riddled with false assumptions” and lacked credibility.

He highlighted the plan's estimated $80 billion cost, which he said was “vastly overestimated and far beyond Australia's capacity to pay”.

He also expressed concerns about the plan's implications for the country's defence capabilities, saying that the country's defence forces would be left “woefully unprepared” if the plan were implemented.

Dutton also noted that the plan would lead to a significant reduction in the number of nuclear submarines in the country's fleet. He argued that this would put the country at risk of not being able to adequately protect itself from potential threats.

The Labor Party has responded to Dutton's criticisms, saying that the plan was carefully crafted and was the best option for the country's future defence needs.

It has also argued that the plan was cost-neutral, with the money saved from other areas being used to fund the project.

The debate over the Aukus nuclear submarine plan is likely to continue in the weeks and months ahead. But for now, it appears that the government is firmly against the plan, with Dutton's comments indicating that the government is unlikely to change its position any time soon.