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Sub workers offered lifeline but no guarantees on local jobs

Premier Steven Marshall has pledged new roles for “any or all” of the 350 Naval Group workers in South Australia whose jobs have been thrown into doubt by yesterday’s “major pivot” on Australia’s submarine contract, but the Government remains vague on whether a local employment component can now be safeguarded.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison, seen visiting a Collins Class submarine in Perth, is hoping his nuclear-level marketing attempts will cover a huge policy failure, argues Rex Patrick. Photo: AAP/Richard Wainwright
Opinion

Nuclear-level spin masks a massive failure

This week’s nuclear submarine announcement raises questions that need full and transparent examination. What is certain, writes Rex Patrick, is that the Federal Government’s atomic marketing efforts are designed to cover a huge mess of its own making.

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'Regrettable': France reacts to shock subs decision

The French Government has criticised Australia’s decision to scrap its $90 billion submarine deal with Naval Group, but France’s top diplomat in Adelaide says the “shock” announcement isn’t likely to damage South Australia’s economic ties with the European nation.