Future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry

On 25 June 2014 the Senate referred an inquiry into the future sustainability of Australia’s strategically vital naval shipbuilding industry to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 July 2015.

On 10 July 2014, as part of its broader inquiry into Australia's naval shipbuilding industry, the committee resolved to inquire into the tender process for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) new supply ships as its first order of business. The committee reported on this matter on 27 August 2014.

On 25 September 2014, the committee resolved to inquire into recent developments related to the acquisition of Australia's future submarines. The committee reported on this part of the inquiry on 17 November 2014.

Therefore, the committee has tabled:

  • Part I - the tender process for the new supply ships, tabled on 27 August 2014; and
  • Part II - the future submarines, tabled on 17 November 2014.

The committee is due to table its final report on the broader term of reference - the future of Australia's shipbuilding industry - by 1 July 2015, with submissions having closed on 1 December 2014.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719

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About this inquiry

The future sustainability of Australia’s strategically vital naval shipbuilding industry.

Upcoming Public Hearings

06 Mar 2015: Melbourne, VIC

Past Public Hearings

21 Jul 2014: Canberra, ACT
30 Sep 2014: Canberra, ACT
08 Oct 2014: Newcastle, NSW


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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