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Monday, 26 May 1997
Page: 3529

Senator MARGETTS(1.24 p.m.) —There is no doubt amongst honourable senators that I have had concerns for quite some time in relation to Australia's push for Collins class submarines and whether or not that was a wise way to spend our defence dollar let alone a wise way to spend budget money, considering the other commitments that are before us. What will be the impact in relation to employment? Does it make any difference to employment whether or not the AIDC, along with the Australian Submarine Corporation, is sold?