Senate debates

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Questions without Notice

Defence Procurement

2:00 pm

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Employment) Share this | Hansard source

What I had just done was contextualise the situation, bringing us up to date with where we are now. The government's position is very clear: the safety and security of our citizens has to be the No. 1 priority. So the government is determined to get the best submarine capability available and the best value for money for taxpayers through a competitive evaluation process. We are not going to prejudge what that is, and what the Labor Party is saying is: 'We don't care what the Defence capacity is. We don't care what the cost is.'


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