Future of Australia's naval shipbuilding industry

28 June 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-799-4

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Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 24KB)

Committee membership during the 45th Parliament
Committee membership during the 44th Parliament

Abbreviations (PDF 9KB)
Executive summary and recommendations (PDF 41KB)

National long-term planning
Workforce planning strategy
Australian sovereign capability
Support available to small and medium sized enterprises

Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 43KB)

Submissions and public hearings
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 355KB)

The naval shipbuilding plan's program
Other naval vessels
Other recent developments
Committee comment

Chapter 3 - National long term planning (PDF 342KB)

Overview of the Australian naval shipbuilding industry
Key planning documents
Committee comment

Chapter 4 - Workforce planning strategy (PDF 199KB)

National workforce plan
Industry demographics and skills
Training available
Future of the ASC workforce
Committee comment

Chapter 5 - An Australian naval shipbuilding sovereign capability (PDF 178KB)

A sovereign capability
Australian content and build
2017 Naval Group (formerly DCNS) Australian Industry Capability Plan
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (The Jones Act)
Australian shipyards
Committee comment

Chapter 6 - Support available to small and medium sized enterprises (PDF 51KB)

Difficulties faced by SMEs in becoming part of supply chains
Industry briefing days
Government support for SMEs
Non-government support
Committee comment

Dissenting Report by Coalition Senators (PDF 51KB)
Additional Comments by Senator Rex Patrick (PDF 105KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents, additional information, answers to questions on notice and correspondence (PDF 28KB)

Tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice

Appendix 2 (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 3 (PDF 21KB)
Appendix 4 (PDF 22KB)
Appendix 5 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 31KB)

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