MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0167_01D71048.843A6C30" This is a multipart message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0167_01D71048.843A6C30 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MEMBER FOR GORTON MORRISON MUST GET FUTURE SUBMARINES DEAL DONE Scott Morrison needs to show some leadership and resolve the ongoing issues with the $90 billion Future Submarines project. One week Scott Morrison is promising contracts will be signed. The next he is threatening to walk away from the biggest procurement project in Australia’s history. Despite the Government choosing French shipbuilder Naval Group five years ago, and having a contract signed a year ago, they are still yet to finalise important elements of the deal. The reason Scott Morrison is scrambling to now reach an agreement on the Future Submarines program is because of his government’s failure to sign a contract committing to any Australian industry content at the beginning. We still have no detail on whether the promised 60 per local content will be agreed to at all stages of the project, what 60 per cent local industry spend actually means for Australian content, and what the penalties are if it is not reached. Here are the known facts about the beleaguered Future Submarines project: The Coalition government initially promised 90 per cent local content, to have the first submarine in the water by mid 2020s at the end of the Collins Class submarines life, and that it would cost $50 billion over the life of the project. That was later backtracked to promise 60 per cent local content, then 60 per cent local spend, the first submarine in the water in 2035, with the cost blown out to almost $90 billion. However no local content requirements were written into the contract, creating the current embarrassing situation for Scott Morrison and his government. A revised contract was promised by the end of 2020. We are still waiting. A deal is still not done and there are questions to answer on what the new phrase of “60 per cent local spend” means for Australian jobs and industry. Labor wants to see the Future Submarines project delivered on time, on budget, with an enforceable amount of Australian local industry content. Scott Morrison loves to make announcements but never delivers. WEDNESDAY 3 MARCH 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: KYLIE JENSEN 0402 298 728 Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra. This is a broadcast email - please do not reply to this email. This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this email by mistake: (1) please notify me immediately and delete the email; (2) you must not use this email or its contents; (3) client legal privilege is not waived. unsubscribe from this list. This email was sent to iq@canberraiq.com.au why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences Leader's Office Media Unit · Parliament House · Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 2600 · Australia ------=_NextPart_000_0167_01D71048.843A6C30 Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable BRENDAN O'CONNOR - MEDIA RELEASE - MORRISON MUST GET = FUTURE SUBMARINES DEAL DONE - WEDNESDAY, 3 MARCH 2021
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BRENDAN O=E2=80=99CONNOR MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
MEMBER FOR GORTON


MORRISON MUST GET FUTURE SUBMARINES DEAL = DONE

 
Scott = Morrison needs to show some leadership and resolve the ongoing issues = with the $90 billion Future Submarines project.

One week Scott Morrison is promising contracts will be signed. The next = he is threatening to walk away from the biggest procurement project in = Australia=E2=80=99s history.

Despite the Government choosing French shipbuilder Naval Group five = years ago, and having a contract signed a year ago, they are still yet = to finalise important elements of the deal. 

The reason Scott Morrison is scrambling to now reach an agreement on the = Future Submarines program is because of his government=E2=80=99s =  failure to sign a contract committing to any Australian industry = content at the beginning.

We still have no detail on whether the promised 60 per local content = will be agreed to at all stages of the project, what 60 per cent local = industry spend actually means for Australian content, and what the = penalties are if it is not reached.

Here are the known facts about the beleaguered Future Submarines = project:

The Coalition government initially promised 90 per cent local content, = to have the first submarine in the water by mid 2020s at the end of the = Collins Class submarines life, and that it would cost $50 billion over = the life of the project.

That was later backtracked to promise 60 per cent local content, then 60 = per cent local spend, the first submarine in the water in 2035, with the = cost blown out to almost $90 billion.

However no local content requirements were written into the contract, = creating the current embarrassing situation for Scott Morrison and his = government.

A revised contract was promised by the end of 2020. We are still = waiting.

A deal is still not done and there are questions to answer on what the = new phrase of =E2=80=9C60 per cent local spend=E2=80=9D means for = Australian jobs and industry.

Labor wants to see the Future Submarines project delivered on time, on = budget, with an enforceable amount of Australian local industry = content.
 
Scott Morrison loves to make announcements but never delivers.

WEDNESDAY 3 MARCH 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: KYLIE JENSEN 0402 298 728
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