USSC Director of Foreign Policy and Defence Professor Peter Dean is quoted in this article for the Australian about the new A$1.7bn deal for Australia to purchase cruise missile systems from the United States. Professor Dean says the deal "has shown we are now in a new era in Labor defence policy." He continues "There’s new Labor values that have been firmly hammered home, specifically the acceptance of nuclear submarines as a core part of deterrence. That’s big thing for a party that has in the past been against nuclear in all form."