GOVERNMENT MISLEADS ON SUBMARINE JOBS

05 August 2019

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 wont 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 ABCs 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.