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VETERANS NEED A ROYAL COMMISSION, NOT RHETORIC

April 04, 2021

Defence Minister Dutton’s vague comments in support of a “standing” Royal Commission are welcome, belated, but lacking any substantive detail

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MORRISON: 700 WORKERS’ UNCERTAIN FUTURE “NOT ONE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AT THIS POINT”

April 01, 2021

The Morrison Government promised 700 South Australian workers that a decision on Collins Class submarines upgrades would be made in December 2019.

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MORRISON CAN’T JUST RESET ONGOING DEFENCE ISSUES

March 31, 2021

Scott Morrison is once again using his marketer’s spin, trying to press reset on the disasters in defence by promising a guided missile program for $1 billion, with no detail on who will deliver it, how it will be delivered and where it will be built.

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DEFENCE DISARRAY CONTINUES

March 29, 2021

Today’s cabinet reshuffle will make Peter Dutton the sixth Defence Minister in eight years, putting Defence’s multi-billion dollar projects further at risk after years of mishandling.

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MORRISON EVADING ACCOUNTABILITY ON SUBMARINES

March 24, 2021

Senate Estimates has revealed Australians will not know for 15 years whether the local spend of the Future Submarines project will be delivered.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC RN BREAKFAST MONDAY, 22 MARCH 2021

March 22, 2021

SUBJECTS: Royal Commission into Veterans Affairs; Defence portfolio disarray.

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