Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Tasmania eyes defence industry investment

tasmania eyes defence industry investment
HMAS Paramatta, one of the ships part of the Anzac-class of frigates to be replaced under the Future Frigate Program

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne visited Tasmania to discuss the potential of Australia’s continuous naval shipbuilding plan and the opportunities Launceston could capitalise on.

The Minister gave the opening address at the Launceston Future Frigates Roadshow, a national tour aimed at helping Australian companies get involved in multi-billion dollar projects.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Minister Pyne also visited the Australian Maritime College in Launceston to discuss how the recently announced Naval Shipbuilding College will work in partnership with Australia’s leading maritime training institution.

Minister Pyne said that the Tasmanian economy could receive a significant boost from the Turnbull government’s record $195 billion spend on defence industry over a decade. He restated the government’s commitment to working with local businesses to ensure they have every opportunity to take part in these important projects.

"The government’s commitment to create and sustain a continuous naval shipbuilding and sustainment capability in Australia and to maximise Australian industry involvement, will provide many opportunities for Tasmania and the nation as a whole," Minister Pyne said.

"Launceston has a proud maritime history and is a renowned maritime hub and I look forward to seeing local industry participate in the Future Frigate project.

SPONSORED CONTENT

 

"Defence has a strong association with the Australian Maritime College in Launceston; the new Naval Shipbuilding College will complement, rather than compete with, existing institutions like the AMC.

"The Naval Shipbuilding College will work closely with defence industry, in particular the ship and submarine builders to ensure availability of skilled workers that meet the shipbuilders’ requirements,” he said.

Minister Pyne also met with Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman, to discuss Tasmania’s potential to maximise defence industry opportunities and visited the Elphinstone Group to discuss the defence industry opportunities that are available to regional Australia.

Tasmania eyes defence industry investment
HMAS-Paramatta.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

Oct 22 2019
First official Australian ‘cyber crisis’ highlights growing threat
The Australian Signals Directorate has designated the attack on Parliament House’s network earlier...
Oct 22 2019
Beyond consulting: Is it time to expand ANZUS for a new era?
Designed and formalised in the early days of the Cold War, ANZUS marked a major transition in Austra...
Oct 22 2019
Artificial intelligence to enhance Aussie search and rescue capabilities
Air Commodore Darren Goldie set a challenge for the Jericho program office to find a way to use a d...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network