House debates

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions without Notice

Indo-Pacific Region

2:46 pm

Photo of Peter DuttonPeter Dutton (Dickson, Liberal Party, Minister for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

I want to thank the honourable member for Moncrieff for her question. I recognise the fact that she's a very strong supporter of defence industry in her electorate. Only a few days ago, it was announced that Aerospace in her electorate on the Gold Coast will provide to the US defence force 300 helicopter and fighter jet flight simulators. This will be a significant boost to the Gold Coast, with local jobs and a big multiplier in the Gold Coast economy.

This government, of course, is investing at a record level when it comes to defence, because we mean what we say when we say that we're going to have the backs of our Australian Defence Force personnel, that we're going to support them with the equipment and the kit that they need, and that we're going to invest to keep this country safe.


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