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The National Civic Council, a Christian lobby group, orchestrated a massive email campaign before the spill motion to pressure MPs to support Tony Abbott’s leadership. AAP/Jane Dempster

Cabinet committee favoured foreign construction of subs: Four Corners

Cabinet's national security committee last October favoured Australia's new submarine fleet being mostly constructed overseas with the ASC having only limited work.
The government’s political play on submarines could backfire. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Tender doublespeak adds risk to submarine decision

Days after announcing Australia’s largest ever defence contract will be awarded via a “competitive evaluation process”, the government is still scrambling for a sensible definition of what such a process…
Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has stood by the term “competitive evaluation process” despite many questioning what it means. Nikki Short/AAP

Too much at stake for weasel words on submarines

It appeared to be the announcement Australian industry had been waiting for. Finally, political pressure on prime minister Tony Abbott’s leadership had forced a “fair go” for Australian shipbuilding. On…
Defence Minister David Johnston has offshore-produced submarines in his sights. Lukas Coch/AAP

Government in a rush to make the wrong decision on submarines

In the last week, Defence Minister David Johnston has flagged a “capability gap” if the next fleet of submarines is designed and built in Australia. “We are under such time constraints to avoid a capability…

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