Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Motions

Hunter Class Frigates

3:51 pm

Photo of Brian BurstonBrian Burston (NSW, United Australia Party) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

  (i) on 29 June 2018 the Government announced that nine new 'Hunter-Class Frigates' will be built in Osborne, South Australia,

  (ii) the $50 billion, twelve new submarines are also to be built in Osborne, South Australia,

  (iii) one of the names of the first three ships to be built will be HMAS Hunter, and

  (iv) the Hunter region in NSW has a strong history of ship building and Defence build projects; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) ensure that the Hunter region of NSW be included in the build phase of the frigates, as much as possible, and

  (ii) reconsider giving the class of frigates a more apt name such as the Osborne-Class or the Sturt-Class or the SA-Class or maybe even the Pyne-Class.

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