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Australia needs more people involved in building defence capability



Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price says Australia needs to see more people get involved in building the nation’s defence capability.

“If you just look at shipbuilding for example, our very ambitious shipbuilding plan, we’re going to need 15,000 people working in shipbuilding which of course will be long-term, very highly paid sustainable jobs,” Ms Price told Sky News host Gary Hardgrave.

“At the moment … we’ve only got 4,000 people and we see that cross all of the domains that there is this great need for really highly skilled people.

“It’s a growing need for our country. We’re going to spend over $200 billion in the next 10 years on our defence capability and we need more and more people to be involved in building that capability.”

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