Australia warns prime contractors to deliver on industry co-operation pledges

by Jon Grevatt

Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has warned prime contractors in the country that she will get ‘tough’ on companies that do not comply with obligations to collaborate with local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In a speech published by the Department of Defence (DoD) on 17 May Price said the strategy to support collaboration and facilitate greater levels of local content on defence programmes will be framed by the government’s “five pillars approach” to support the development of the local defence-industrial base.

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