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Saved 700 submarine jobs

  • With the support of 3500 South Australians, I successfully fought the Federal Government’s plans to shift 700 SA Collins submarine maintenance jobs to Perth to shore up WA votes.
  • This move would have cost taxpayers more than 1 million dollars and taken away $400 million from the SA economy every year – not to mention harming national security.
  • The decision to keep the jobs at the ASC facility at Osborne is great news for the 700 workers and their families, the small businesses dependent on this work and for the economic activity it brings to SA.