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The argument for nuke boats in Australia is much weaker than the one for nuke boats in Canada. Australia doesn't have a domestic nuclear industry, Canada does. Australia doesn't need under ice, Canada does. Australia is very close to its threatening neighbours, Canada isn't. Australia will do well with big conventional subs. It's the perfect environment for them in the south pacific. Big enough to hide, small enough to get where you need to go.