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ANOTHER HALF A BILLION ON SUBMARINES WE WILL NEVER SEE

March 30, 2022

Australia has ordered and cancelled a fleet of submarines that have now cost taxpayers $4 billion, and the Morrison-Joyce Government cannot rule out further waste.

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DEFENCE BUDGET BLOWOUTS AND UNDERPERFORMANCE CONTINUES UNDER PETER DUTTON

March 28, 2022

New budget documents show the Morrison-Joyce Government has presided over a $1.7 billion blowout in defence sustainment spending at the same time as the availability of key military capabilities is deteriorating.

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ADELAIDE SUBMARINE SHIPYARD ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT FLAGGING AN ANNOUNCEMENT

March 25, 2022

Federal Labor welcomes the announcement that the Government plans to expand the Osborne shipyard, however we caution this is yet again an announcement flagging a future announcement.

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GOVERNMENT BASE UPGRADES A REANNOUNCEMENT

March 24, 2022

The Morrison-Joyce Government is once again dressing up previously announced projects as something new, further highlighting that the Prime Minister is all announcement and no delivery.

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SPACE COMMAND WELCOME

March 23, 2022

Federal Labor welcomes the commencement of Australia’s Defence Force Space Command.

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ADDRESS TO THE US STUDIES CENTRE- REMOTE DELIVERY WEDNESDAY, 16 MARCH 2022

March 16, 2022

Thank you for inviting me to speak today at the United States Studies Centre. The bond between the United States and Australia can not be overstated. It is a connection formed through our shared beliefs, aspirations, and democratic values.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST