Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding capability

May 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-401-9

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Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral to the committee
  Conduct of the inquiry
  The 46th Parliament
  Structure of this Final Report
  Senator Alex Gallacher

Chapter 2—Offshore Patrol Vessels

  Current status
  Australian content: rigid-hull-inflatable-boats (RHIBs) purchase
  Committee Comment

Chapter 3—Hunter-class frigates

  Australian National Audit Office analysis
  Project status
  Committee comment

Chapter 4—Future submarines

  First Interim Report – May 2021
  Second Interim Report – February 2022
  #BREAKING: 5.5 billion failures
  Committee comment

Chapter 5—Conclusions and Committee Comment

  Impact of the COVID—19 pandemic on the inquiry
  The Naval Shipbuilding Plan—All at Sea
  Committee comment

Dissenting Report - Coalition Senators

  Response to the Recommendations

Additional comments - Senator Rex Patrick : Nowhere near Ship Shape

  Future Submarine Project
  Future Frigate
  Offshore Patrol Vessel
  Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program
  Australian Industry

Appendix 1—Submissions

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