Australia's Sovereign Naval Shipbuilding Capability: Interim Report

May 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-233-6

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Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral to the committee
  Conduct of the inquiry
  This Interim Report

Chapter 2—Future Submarines Program: Up the Creek without a Canoe

  The failed contenders
  Vive la France
  Australian industry and content
  So it goes…
  Committee comment

Chapter 3—Defence Transparency and Accountability

  Powers of the Senate
  A Matter of Privilege
  Committee comment

Additional Comments - Coalition Senators

Additional Comments - Senator Rex Patrick

  Urgent Culture Change Required
  Delays to the inquiry
  A troubled culture
  Persecution of truth tellers

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540