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Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Page: 9411

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F35 Joint Strike «Fighter»

To the honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The «petition» of the undersigned brings to your attention the fact that Australia has agreed to purchase from the United States, at extraordinary expense, the Lockheed Martin F35 Join Strike «Fighter» - and that this aircraft is reported to be plagued by unsolved technical flaws of staggering complexity and uncontrollable financial liabilities.

Your petitioners ask the Senate to withdraw from the agreement made with the Lockheed Martin and divert the open-ended funding allowed for the purchase of the F35 to alternative, non-military purposes.

by Senator Ludlam (from 1,708 citizens).

«Petition received.