Just one day after ANZACs mourned Australia’s defeat on the shores of Turkey, Malcolm Turnbull will visit Adelaide today (26 April 2016) to announce that the French have won a bid to build the navy’s new submarines.
As part of a pre-budget election ‘sweetener’, the new submarines will cost the taxpayer $50 billion.
In his speech, Turnbull will claim that construction of the submarines will involve jobs for between 1200 and 2000 workers in roles ranging from submarine design to high-level welding.
Wouldn’t it be better to build Australian-made electric cars than French war machines in Adelaide, a city that once boasted a vibrant car manufacturing industry!
26 April 2016