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GOVERNMENT CAN’T CONFIRM SUBS WILL BE BUILT IN AUSTRALIA

June 01, 2021

The Morrison Government cannot confirm they will build the hulls of the Future Submarines in Australia, in direct contradiction to their promise.

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GOVERNMENT MUST COMMIT TO LOCAL SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

May 27, 2021

The Morrison Government must confirm its commitment to local workers and industry following revelations Australians living and working in France on the Future Submarines project will count as Australian industry expenditure.

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CLOSURE OF KABUL EMBASSY

May 25, 2021

Labor notes the decision of the Government to temporarily close Australia’s embassy in Afghanistan as a result of the deteriorating security situation.

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DEFENCE BUDGET NOTHING TO BOAST ABOUT

May 24, 2021

In Question Time today, Defence Minister Peter Dutton boasted about the money the Government is spending on Defence while he presides over the most mismanaged Defence contracts in Australia’s history.

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT MUST STOP POLITICISING DEFENCE

May 21, 2021

The Morrison Government has been caught again politicising defence, with Assistant Defence Minister Andrew Hastie telling his constituents that donating to his personal campaign fund would help Australia defend its sovereignty.

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT PLAYS POLITICS WITH SUBS

May 14, 2021

If reports are accurate it’s a case of too little too late, as the Morrison Government scrambles to find a quick fix to the ongoing problems with the $89 billion Future Submarines program before the election.

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