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Defence projects of concern management creates its own concern

Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, commented on the release of the Auditor-General’s report into Defence’s Management of its Projects of Concern.


"The Auditor-General’s finding that Defence no longer has an appropriate framework to manage projects of concern comes as no surprise.


"Defence is basically given a blank cheque.


"For example, the White Paper lists the cost of 12 new submarines at simply ">$50bn".


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Military Catalogue should not be on Saudi Arabia’s shopping list

Greens Defence spokesperson, Peter Whish-Wilson, has called on the Federal Government to declare that none of the defence equipment showcased in the 2019 Australian Military Sales Catalogue will be sold to Saudi Arabia.


Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Last year, Minister Payne said all options were on the table in relation to halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia. But with no further word from the Government and the release of its Military Sales catalogue, it looks like the only option on the table is guns and tanks.


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