South Australia Seeks Shipbuilding Job Guarantees

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 27, 2015

Image - Commonwealth of Australia: Navy Imagery Unit

Image - Commonwealth of Australia: Navy Imagery Unit

 The South Australian Government has outlined three key points on shipbuilding it wants addressed by the Commonwealth's Defence White Paper next month.

 
It wants (1) a minimum 70 per cent Australian worker participation in the building, similar to the Collins Class submarines, (2) a guarantee the future naval submarines and frigates will be built in Australia and (3) that the local industry will have a continuous building program.
 
SA defence minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said: " The Federal Government must mandate for a minimum of 70 per cent Australian worker participation in the submarine and frigates build."
 
 The Abbott Government has put the development of the next Australian submarine program through a competitive evaluation process.
 
South Australia has demanded an overseas submarine building program be ruled out before the federal government releases its Defence white paper. 
 
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says a three-decade commitment is needed to ensure a strong manufacturing sector and economy.
 
"A strong manufacturing sector in South Australia and indeed the nation requires this nation to commit itself to a strong, local capacity to defend our nation with our own indigenous sovereign defence capability in the manufacturing sector," Weatherill said. 
 
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