MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_006F_01D73040.2ED8A870" This is a multipart message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_006F_01D73040.2ED8A870 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MEMBER FOR GORTON SUBMARINE WORKERS NEED CERTAINTY The Morrison Government needs to make a decision on the location of the Collins Class submarines’ full cycle docking and give certainty to the 700 Adelaide based workers at risk of losing their jobs. Today I visited the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide to see first hand the work being done on our Collins Class submarines - as well as the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels and Hunter Class frigates - and meet the talented men and women undertaking this work. The Morrison Government promised an announcement by the end on 2019 on whether full cycle docking would stay in South Australia or move to Western Australian. Adelaide workers have now spent two Christmases not knowing the fate of their jobs. Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton need to make an announcement without delay to not only give these workers certainty, but to maintain our defence capability. Labor understands that the significant global security challenges we face need sovereign defence capabilities, with the ability for major defence assets to be made and maintained here. Visiting the Osborne shipyards confirmed that we have the skills, talent and ability to undertake major manufacturing projects like these here in Australia. With major projects like these locally built warships, Labor wants to ensure that Australian small businesses are a part of the industry supply chain. Labor has announced that we are committed to ensuring major defence project contracts and procurements contain measurable, enforceable, audited and transparent Australian industry content requirements. With the government spending $270 billion over ten years on defence procurement we need to maximise the local component of that spend. Labor is committed to advancing Australia’s sovereign defence capability and ensuring our major defence projects are on time, on budget and have appropriate Australian industry content. MONDAY, 12 APRIL 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_006F_01D73040.2ED8A870 Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable BRENDAN O'CONNOR - MEDIA RELEASE - SUBMARINE WORKERS NEED = CERTAINTY - MONDAY, 12 APRIL 2021
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BRENDAN O=E2=80=99CONNOR MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
MEMBER FOR GORTON
 

SUBMARINE WORKERS NEED CERTAINTY
 
The Morrison Government needs to make a decision on the location of the = Collins Class submarines=E2=80=99 full cycle docking and give certainty = to the 700 Adelaide based workers at risk of losing their = jobs. 
 
Today I visited the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide to see first hand = the work being done on our Collins Class submarines - as well as the = Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels and Hunter Class frigates - and = meet the talented men and women undertaking this work.
 
The Morrison Government promised an announcement by the end on 2019 on = whether full cycle docking would stay in South Australia or move to = Western Australian.
 
Adelaide workers have now spent two Christmases not knowing the fate of = their jobs.
 
Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton need to make an announcement without = delay to not only give these workers certainty, but to maintain our = defence capability.   
 
Labor understands that the significant global security challenges we = face need sovereign defence capabilities, with the ability for major = defence assets to be made and maintained here.
 
Visiting the Osborne shipyards confirmed that we have the skills, talent = and ability to undertake major manufacturing projects like these here in = Australia.
 
With major projects like these locally built warships, Labor wants to = ensure that Australian small businesses are a part of the industry = supply chain. 
 
Labor has announced that we are committed to ensuring major defence = project contracts and procurements contain measurable, enforceable, = audited and transparent Australian industry content requirements. =  
 
With the government spending $270 billion over ten years on defence = procurement we need to maximise the local component of that spend. =  
 
Labor is committed to advancing Australia=E2=80=99s sovereign defence = capability and ensuring our major defence projects are on time, on = budget and have appropriate Australian industry content.
 
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