MEDIA RELEASE - SUBMARINE DOCUMENTS RISE TO THE SURFACE

26 August 2021

BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
MEMBER FOR GORTON

MATT KEOGH MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE INDUSTRY
SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS
  
After years of withholding information from the public, the Morrison Joyce Government has been ordered to release a study that examined the potential move of hundreds of submarine maintenance jobs from Adelaide to Western Australia.

Labor welcomes the Information Commissioner’s ruling that Department of Defence Documents relating to the future location of Full Cycle Docking be made public.

After three years of pressing the Morrison Government on the need for transparency in this project, this is a significant step forward.

Labor expects the Morrison-Joyce Government to abide by the ruling of the Information Commissioner and release the Full-Cycle Docking Transition Study.

There have been hundreds of workers in limbo in both South Australia and Western Australia who have been waiting on an answer to the location of full cycle docking, an announcement that’s now almost two years overdue. 

It’s high time the Morrison Government were transparent about our submarine programs and delivered the capability our nation needs.