Tag Archives: Collins Class Submarines

Brian Toohey. The $50 b. submarine purchase.

Jon Stanford’s three-part series on the Turnbull government’s determination to spend $50 billion on big new submarines is a welcome contribution to understanding what’s at stake at a time of cuts elsewhere. The decision risks repeating the Hawke government’s disastrous … Continue reading

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John Stanford. Technology, economics and Australia’s future submarine. Part 3 of 3.

Part 3: Implications: a more efficient and less risky approach Introduction The purpose of this three-part article is not to question the government’s requirement for advanced submarine capability but rather to explore some of the technological, economic and financial issues, … Continue reading

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Jon Stanford. Australia’s New Submarine: What is its Mission?

Recent papers published in Pearls and Irritations by Jon Stanford and Rear-Admiral Ian Richards have suggested respectively that: the case for providing significant financial support to the naval shipbuilding industry is flawed, both on defence policy and industry policy grounds … Continue reading

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Ian Richards. The Submarine Menace

Way back in the 1980s, then Defence Minister Kim Beasley gave birth to the greatest industrial White Elephant in the history of our nation  –  the establishment of the submarine construction facility in Adelaide,South Australia.   So much has been written … Continue reading

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