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MAXIMISING LOCAL SHARE OF DEFENCE CONTRACTS

March 01, 2021

OVER the last 12 months there have been many things that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us. It has exposed our flaws and highlighted our strengths. It has shown us that local economies, including northern Tasmania, need to diversify and cannot be reliant on one industry, such as tourism. It has also made apparent that Australia needs to become not only more self-reliant, but also more ambitious to protect and promote our interests in the world.

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DEFENCE MANUFACTURING SUCCESS IN NORTHERN TASMANIA

March 01, 2021

The Morrison Government must ensure defence prime companies do defence industry work here in Australia and work with local companies.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS WEDNESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2021

February 24, 2021

SUBJECTS: Future Submarines; Minister Reynolds; Craig Kelly.

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CALL FOR MYANMAR MILITARY COOPERATION REVIEW

February 02, 2021

Labor calls on the Morrison Government to review Australia’s defence cooperation program with Myanmar in light of the Myanmar military’s seizure of power.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW MELBOURNE THURSDAY, 21 JANUARY 2021

January 21, 2021

SUBJECTS: ABS Labor Force data; Biden Inauguration; Youth unemployment; Medevac Refugees.

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2.1 MILLION AUSTRALIANS UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED

January 21, 2021

Today’s ABS Labour Force figures confirm that while there is recovery in the jobs market, there are still too many Australians unemployed or underemployed with no plans from the Morrison Government to help those looking for work.

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