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28    Defence—Barracuda-class Submarines

Senator Whish-Wilson, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1180—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   the decision of the Government to award the contract to DCNS for the construction of new Barracuda-class submarines, and

                 (ii)   that the pump-jet propulsion used in the Barracuda-class submarines has only ever been powered by nuclear reactors; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to unequivocally rule out the use of nuclear reactors to power Australia’s new submarines.

Statements by leave : The Minister for Vocational Education and Skills (Senator Ryan) and Senator Whish-Wilson, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.