Former Liberal MP Fiona Scott says “clearly” the French are upset, and it’s “understandable why they’re upset”.
Ms Scott discussed the recently scrapped French submarine contract and the fallout which has been seen as a result.
“This was a very, very big contract – it was thousands of jobs in France,” Ms Scott told Sky News Australia.
“And you can appreciate why the French feel the way they do.
“There’s challenges on a few sides here.”