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$45 BILLION FUTURE FRIGATES FACING SERIOUS ISSUES

February 01, 2022

Reports today have raised concerns about another Defence project in trouble under the Morrison Government, with the beleaguered Future Frigates program facing multiple technical capability and safety issues.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW TOWNSVILLE MONDAY, 10 JANUARY 2022

January 10, 2022

SUBJECTS: Vaccination of children; Queensland economy; Defence; COVID cases increasing; Omicron variant; healthcare; Labor’s call for free rapid antigen testing; Labor’s policy agenda; seat of Herbert; Queensland Government delaying school opening; Federal election.

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AUSTRALIA-JAPAN RECIPROCAL ACCESS AGREEMENT

January 07, 2022

Federal Labor welcomes the signing of the Reciprocal Access Agreement between Australian and Japan.

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PORT OF DARWIN REVIEW

December 29, 2021

Reporting today states that the Government has considered – but not acted upon - Defence’s review into the privatisation of the Port of Darwin under Scott Morrison’s watch.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW 5AA MORNINGS THURSDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2021

December 16, 2021

SUBJECTS: Defence in industry jobs; Submarine capability gap.

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OPINION PIECE-YAWNING GAP BETWEEN DEFENCE RHETORIC AND DELIVERY

December 15, 2021

There is a yawning gap between the heightened war rhetoric from the Morrison Government and the delivery of the Defence capability we need to keep Australians safe.

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