Terms of Reference

That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in June 2020:
Developing and delivering Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding capability, with particular reference to:
oversight and scrutiny of the national shipbuilding plan, to support a continuous build of vessels in Australia;
progress of the design, management and implementation of naval shipbuilding and submarine defence procurement projects in Australia;
progress of the Naval Shipbuilding College in building workforce capability, and developing the required skills and infrastructure to design, build, maintain, sustain and upgrade current and future naval fleet;
ongoing examination of contracts and scrutiny of expenditure;
the implementation of Australian Industry Capability Plans;
the utilisation of local content and supply chains;
the transfer of intellectual property and skills to Australian firms and workers;
the prospect of imminent job losses and redundancies;
opportunities and multiplier effects to local jobs and the economy; and
any related matters.

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