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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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IGNORED ADVICE AND DELAYED DECISIONS ON COLLINS CLASS SUBS COSTING BILLIONS

May 06, 2021

Speculation about multi-billion-dollar changes to Australia’s Collins Class Submarines comes after the Government ignored advice proposing these changes seven years ago.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW 2CC DRIVE TUESDAY, 4 MAY 2021

May 04, 2021

SUBJECTS: Port of Darwin.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TV INTERVIEW ABC INSIDERS SUNDAY, 2 MAY 2021

May 02, 2021

SUBJECTS: Flights from India; Quarantine; China; Mike Pezzullo; Submarines; Defence spending.

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