Submarine Matters provides an expanding database on submarines worldwide. Australia should contract in 2016 to only buy a batch of 6 Shortfins - then, in the 2030s, decide whether to buy: 6 more Shortfins or 6 Barracuda SSNs or 4 Virginia SSNs. With increasing numbers of Chinese, Russian and Indian SSNs in Australia's region Australia's Shortfins cannot attain any 2016 Defence White Paper goal of being "regionally superior". Australia would need to buy SSNs to be "superior".
June 29, 2016
How to be Diplomatic - Nigel Farage
The "facepalmer" Vytenis Andriukaitis, tells a tale himself. ---
Here's UK Independence Party Leader, Nigel Farage, addressing the European Parliament: