Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Motions

Hunter Class Frigates

3:51 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

BAE expects that the Australian industry content for the Hunter class build will be 65 to 70 per cent, which will create and secure thousands of jobs for decades. BAE has prequalified over 500 Australian businesses from every state and territory to be in the Hunter class supply chain. The class name has already been decided. It reflects the tradition of naming Royal Australian Navy ships that promote Navy's bond with the nation. In this case, the first three ships of the Hunter class will proudly carry the names of three major Australian regions, all with strong historical maritime and naval ties.

Question negatived.

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