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Coordinated approach to strengthen Australia’s defence industry

Monday 04 August 2014

Premier Jay Weatherill has called for a coordinated and constructive approach to be developed between the States and key industry associations to ensure major defence projects are not tendered overseas.

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SA to urge 30-year plan for Australian naval ship building at Senate inquiry

Monday 21 July 2014

Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith will today use a Senate inquiry to urge the Australian Government to commit to a long-term program of naval shipbuilding to ensure the future of the local defence industry.

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Key milestone for Air Warfare Destroyer project

Monday 03 February 2014

The Air Warfare Destroyer Project has reached a key milestone with the keel laying of the Hobart class AWD Ship 2, Brisbane.

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Consolidation of final keel block for first Air Warfare Destroyer

Tuesday 02 July 2013

Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the final keel block for the future destroyer, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into place by the AWD Alliance in Adelaide.

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Release of the Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan

Friday 03 May 2013

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation Greg Combet and Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly today released the Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan (‘the plan’).

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