GOVERNMENT MISLEADS ON SUBMARINE JOBS

MATT KEOGH MP  
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE INDUSTRY 
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WA RESOURCES 
SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING FOR SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS 
MEMBER FOR BURT 


GOVERNMENT MISLEADS ON SUBMARINE JOBS

 
Today in Question Time I asked the Minister for Defence Industry: Why did the Government say “90 per cent of the work on the submarine project will be Australian”, when it won’t be?
 
The Minister completely failed to answer my question.
 
In refusing to answer the number of Australian jobs that will be created from this project, the Minister took a dive, instead saying there would be “opportunities” in shipbuilding.
 
The former Minister for Defence, Christopher Pyne told ABC’s Q and A Program, “less than 10 per cent of the work will be done outside Australia.
 
This is a $90 billion project and the Minister must come clean about how many Australian jobs will come from it.

This Government needs to be more honest with Australians.