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On the night before both the Morrison and Biden administration budgets were revealed, President Joe Biden shared a special message, read by National Security Council Indo-Pacific Coordinator Kurt Campbell, to the audience at the Alliance Dinner, hosted by the United States Studies Centre, along with the American Australian Association Ltd and the Perth USAsia Centre. In his remarks Biden said, “As allies, the United States and Australia are working shoulder-to-shoulder to enhance a free and open Indo-Pacific, promote clean energy technology, combat climate change, strengthen supply chain resilience and defend our shared values against authoritarian challenges.”