Macron accuses Morrison of lying in dramatic end to G20 summit

Australia’s dispute with France escalated dramatically on the last day of the G20 in Rome, when French President Emmanuel Macron accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of having lied about the scrapped submarines deal between the two countries.

It follows US President Joe Biden days earlier describing Australia’s handling of the matter as “clumsy”.

It’s been an unfortunate few days in diplomacy for Australia at the G20, where leaders from the world’s largest economies failed to reach agreement on net zero by 2050 ahead of the Glasgow climate summit.

Today on Please Explain, political and international editor Peter Hartcher joins Bianca Hall to discuss the outcomes of the G20 summit in Rome, and Australia’s diplomatic stumbles along the way.

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