The biggest military build in Australian history was unveiled by the Prime Minister in San Diego on Tuesday, alongside the leaders from the US and UK, confirming 8 nuclear-powered subs to be built in Osborne over the next 30 years.
“It’s a new dawn in San Diego and a new dawn tomorrow for Australia’s defence policy,” Mr Albanese said.
The government insists the deal will boost jobs across the Australian industry, the defence force and public service.
South Australia’s Premier, Peter Malinauskas, has confirmed that the deal is set to support 8,500 direct jobs to build and sustain the submarines. With a further 4,000 jobs in the construction phase, set to start later this year and up to 5,500 in ship-building jobs when that work starts at the end of this decade.
Defence Minister Richard Marles said the government would have more to say about how it planned to attract necessary workforce after the announcement on Tuesday.
“We feel confident that we can attract the people both to serve on the submarines and to build them and this will be one of the great national projects of our history,” he said.