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Friday, January 23, 2015

Defence Minister promises 'conservative' approach to submarines following tour of ASC

Collins class SSKDefence Minister Kevin Andrews has promised a "conservative" approach to deciding on Australia's next generation of submarines, following a tour of a key shipbuilding site in Adelaide.

It was Mr Andrews' first tour of the ASC facility at Osborne since replacing former defence minister David Johnston, who said he would not trust the firm to "build a canoe".

On a private tour of the site, Mr Andrews was shown construction of the Air Warfare Destroyer project before inspecting the Collins Class fleet.

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