Senate debates

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Questions without Notice

Defence Procurement

2:38 pm

Photo of Rex PatrickRex Patrick (SA, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

The answer to the question on notice advised that the payment of the legal expenses was agreed to in the Strategic Partnering Agreement, yet the disputed material relates to a contract that played out well before Naval Group were even selected as the partner. On what basis would the Commonwealth grant this retrospective cost indemnity, and how far back does that indemnity go?


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