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Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Page: 2354

Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (16:01): I, and also on behalf of Senator Carr, move:


(a) the Senate notes that:

   (i) the SEA 1000 Future Submarine project, a project that aims to deliver Australia a regionally superior future submarine capability, is likely to be the most expensive and complex project ever undertaken by the Commonwealth of Australia,

   (ii) failures that occur in complex projects are often attributed to decisions made in the commencement phase of the project, and

   (iii) there is an accepted need for transparency in Government contracts; and

(b) there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, by the start of business on 24 November 2016, the Design and Mobilisation Contract signed between the Commonwealth of Australia and DCNS on 30 September 2016.