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OPINION PIECE- DIVERSIFY WITH DEFENCE FOCUS

June 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the significance of Australia being an island nation, which has reduced our exposure to the disease that is devastating lives across the world. The pandemic, however, has hit Australia in other ways, and Cairns in particular has felt the brunt of the reduction in both international and domestic tourism.

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STILL NO ANSWER ON SUBS

June 17, 2021

Scott Morrison’s meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron has left Australians with more questions than answers over the future of our submarine program.

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SIX YEAR DELAY ON COLLINS CLASS SUBS

June 11, 2021

With the Future Submarine program in shambles, and half the world's submarines expected to be in the Asia-Pacific region by 2035, the Morrison Government has been forced to finally make a decision extending the life of the Collins Class submarines.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS FRIDAY, 11 JUNE 2021

June 11, 2021

SUBJECTS: Life Of Type Extension of Collins Class Submarines; Future Submarines contract.

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ADDRESS TO THE ASPI 2021 CONFERENCE

June 10, 2021

CANBERRA THURSDAY 10 JUNE 2021

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC ADELAIDE MORNINGS THURSDAY, 3 JUNE 2021

June 03, 2021

SUBJECT: Issues with Australia’s submarine program.

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