Legislative Council: Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Defence Shipbuilding

In reply to the Hon. F. PANGALLO ().13 June 2023).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Defence and Space Industries has advised

1. No.

2. South Australia understands and respects the Australian government's Department of Defence and Australian Defence Forces' primary role in force structure, size and composition and we stand ready to continue partnering with the Australian government and other states and territories to chart a pathway forward to advance our nation's security. A core element of our nation's security will be working together to secure and sustain continuous naval shipbuilding.

3. Yes.