Senate debates

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Questions without Notice

Defence Procurement

2:22 pm

Photo of Marise PayneMarise Payne (NSW, Liberal Party, Minister for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Cameron for his question. As my colleagues have helpfully pointed out, it is a fairly significant omission of the previous government to have not commissioned one single solitary naval vessel in the entire period of their time in government.

Senator Birmingham interjecting—

That would be six years, in fact—thank you very much, Senator Birmingham. So, talk about leading with your chin, Senator Cameron. At the very, very least, the complexity of the work that is required to advance—


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