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SUSPENSION OF DEFENCE COOPERATION WITH MYANMAR MILITARY

March 08, 2021

Labor supports the suspension of Australia’s defence cooperation program with Myanmar, and the redirection of humanitarian aid.

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SCOTT MORRISON MUST FIX DEFENCE PORTFOLIO DISARRAY

March 08, 2021

Scott Morrison must take responsibility for the mess within the Defence portfolio before it falls into further disarray.

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ABSENCE NO EXCUSE TO EVADE ACCOUNTABILITY

March 07, 2021

The Morrison Government must remain open and transparent while the Minister for Defence continues her leave due to ill health.

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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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