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     6   Australian Defence Force

Mrs Griggs, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        recognises that:

(a)        the Government is investing in significant new capabilities for the Australian Defence Force (ADF);

(b)        these capabilities include but are not limited to the acquisition of Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft, Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters and two new Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft; and

(c)        the former Government’s cuts to Defence funding led to 119 projects being delayed, 43 degraded and 8 cancelled; and

(2)        notes the importance of providing our ADF personnel the equipment and capabilities they need to perform their roles.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.