Senate debates

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Questions without Notice

Defence Procurement

2:39 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

As I just advised, from the information provided to me by Defence, Defence has assessed that the costs relating to these proceedings may be allowable and reasonable under the terms of the Strategic Partnering Agreement. The documents that are being sought relate to the Future Submarine program, for which Naval Group Australia has been established, which is a program funded by Defence. On those grounds, Defence have assessed that it is consistent with the terms of the SPA.


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