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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tony Abbott promises 'continuous build' of major warships

Prime Minister Tony AbbottPrime Minister Tony Abbott has promised to ensure a constant flow of work to shipyards to ensure the Royal Australian Navy is equipped to meet any seaborne threat.

Three major shipbuilders, Melbourne based BAE Systems Australia and Newcastle based Forgacs and Adelaide based ASC, are all laying off staff due to the stop start nature of warship work.

The layoffs have been triggered by a wind-down in work on the $9 billion project to build three air warfare destroyers for the Navy.

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