AUKUS-related Defence export controls are a necessary evil

Goal Group’s Amy McDonnell’s article in the AFR about the proposed new Australian Defence export controls legislation. The article clarifies some key points and important considerations for the proposed new rules.

… “the proposed rules differs from the American equivalent in a few important respects. Unlike the United States export control regime, the bill specifically exempts dual nationals from this offence which means it only applies to non-Australian citizens and permanent residents (not just anybody who has dual citizenship or foreign connections). The bill also exempts foreign persons from the United States, United Kingdom and 25 other countries considered “safe, including NATO countries and Japan.”

Have a read!