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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW ABC TV WITH FRAN KELLY

April 08, 2022

SUBJECT/S: Support for Ukraine, China, submarines, release of refugees

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$5.5 BILLION ON SUBMARINES WE WILL NEVER SEE

April 01, 2022

Senate Estimates has today revealed up to $5.5 billion will be wasted on a non-existent fleet of submarines.

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$1.3 BILLION SKYGUARDIAN CAPABILITY CANCELLED IN SECRET

April 01, 2022

Senate Estimates has today revealed the $1.3 billion ‘Sky Guardian’ program has been secretly cancelled without reference in the Budget.

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NEW PORT OF DARWIN RAISES SECURITY CONCERNS

March 31, 2022

It was revealed in Estimates today that the Department’s of Defence and Infrastructure have had discussions about a proposed new port in Darwin, raising a number of questions regarding security of the current port and what the port will be used for.

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SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE

March 31, 2022

We express our sincere gratitude to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy for his generosity in speaking to the Australian Parliament this evening.

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THE (RED) SPICE MUST FLOW, BUT CAN THE MORRISION GOVERNMENT DELIVER IT?

March 30, 2022

The Morrison-Joyce Government’s commitment to expanded funding for Australia’s cyber capabilities in the Budget is welcome.  But despite the flashy announcement there are many questions the Government needs to answer about how it intends to deliver REDSPICE.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST