In the words of the late great Pres H TrumanAgree.
This is correct, I neither like or loath ScoMo, but it was him that was in a Government leadership position for AUKUS to happen.
There are a number of media reports from 18mths ago (when AUKUS was first announced) that clearly report the ‘origins’ of AUKUS started a year or go before, when ScoMo asked his Def Min to investigate the possibility.
Again, don’t believe me, research articles written at the time of the announcement.
“It’s amazing what you can get done if you don’t care who gets the credit”