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Defence minister – AUKUS is ‘all about keeping Australia safe’ with its most important ally



Australia’s defence minister says “outbursts” and “propaganda” from China about Australia’s development of nuclear-powered submarines will not deter the country from deepening defence ties with the United States

Australia’s defence and foreign affairs ministers are in Washington as part of the AUSMIN talks with their United States counterparts.

Peter Dutton says he expects to see an increase in the number of US troops rotating through Darwin as well as more bilateral military exercises.

He says the deal with the US and UK is all about keeping Australia safe

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne today in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The Secretary and Foreign Minister focused on the enduring nature of the U.S.-Australia Alliance and discussed cooperation on increasing peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.

“They noted with pride the celebration of the 70-year anniversary of the signing of the ANZUS Treaty and highlighted actions to secure another 70 years of peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region,” Ned Price, a spokesperson from the U.S embassy in Australia said.

“The Secretary and Foreign Minister reiterated their support for the rules-based international order, ASEAN centrality, and the rights and livelihoods of Southeast Asian claimants in the South China Sea.”

Price confirmed they discussed U.S. and Australian bilateral and multilateral efforts to assist the Indo-Pacific region in overcoming COVID-19.

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It takes a village: coordinated financial teams prove paramount to maximising wealth



The pursuit of wealth is often faced by significant challenges including debt, lifestyle costs, and burnout – so what methods can help overcome these challenges?

Maximising financial opportunities involves a suite of tasks, from leveraging favourable loan rates, strategic tax planning, and coordinated financial advising.

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Microsoft recalls ‘Recall AI’ feature over security fears



Microsoft has announced a postponement in the release of its new Recall AI feature, citing significant security concerns raised during internal testing.

Pope Francis took charge of discussions on the implications of artificial intelligence for global ethics and governance, Reuters reports.

The pope said AI represented an “epochal transformation” for mankind, but stressed the need for close oversight of the ever-developing technology to preserve human life and dignity.

“No machine should ever choose to take the life of a human being,” he said, adding that people should not let superpowerful algorithms decide their destiny.
“We would condemn humanity to a future without hope if we took away people’s ability to make decisions about themselves and their lives, by dooming them to depend on the choices of machines,” he warned.

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