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Wednesday, 27 November 1985
Page: 2388


Senator MacGIBBON(5.49) —Further to this project definition study, how far down the track has the Government gone in respect of Australian industry participation? This is particularly relevant for the Minister for Industry, Trade and Commerce at present. Are all Australian industrial manufacturing facilities and companies on an equal basis, or have the options been closed off by commercial alliances between Australian companies and overseas prime contractors in relation to the platform, the hull and the engine building for this submarine?