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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW ABC AFTERNOON BRIEFING MONDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 2022

February 21, 2022

SUBJECTS: Chinese vessel uses laser on ADF aircraft.

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RAAF AIRCRAFT LASER INCIDENT

February 20, 2022

Labor strongly condemns the reckless and unprofessional act by a Chinese PLA-Navy vessel targeting an Australian defence aircraft with a military grade laser, potentially endangering the lives of those on board.

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NO PLAN B DESPITE LITANY OF FRIGATES ISSUES

February 17, 2022

Australia’s $45 billion Future Frigates are facing serious issues, but the Morrison Government has no back up plan to bridge a capability gap.

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JSF UNDERPERFORMANCE DEMONSTRATES MORRISON-JOYCE GOVERNMENT IS WEAK ON DEFENCE

February 15, 2022

The Morrison-Joyce Government is continuing to scale back flying hours for the Air Force’s Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs), admitting this critical platform will underperform Government promises for at least the next four years.

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INDUSTRY RIGHT TO QUESTION PM “INTENTION” ON LOCAL BUILD

February 03, 2022

Australian Defence industry deserves clarification on their future involvement in the development of the nation’s future nuclear submarines.

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GOVT HAS QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ON HMAS ADELAIDE FAILURE

February 02, 2022

Recent media reports have raised serious questions about the availability of HMAS Adelaide following a significant power failure onboard during a humanitarian mission to Tonga.

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