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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tony Abbott says submarine tender will stop Russia, North Korea bidding

Collins class SSKTony Abbott has launched a strident defence of the decision not to put Australia’s future submarine project to an open tender, warning it would allow Russian and North Korean companies to make a bid.

Mr Abbott has been under fire to explain how Australia will spend billions of dollars to build a new submarine fleet after senior ministers failed to explain how the current “competitive evaluation process” worked.

Labor has accused Mr Abbott of using the project, worth at least $20 billion, as a bargaining chip to secure votes after South Australian Senator Sean Edwards said the Prime Minister promised him an “open, competitive tender” the day before Monday’s leadership spill.

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