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Australian naval shipbuilders push for defence jobs

Yards try to secure long-term future as manufacturing union warns of job losses
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 06:00

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Shipbuilders in Australia are trying to lock in defence contracts with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government as the nation's biggest manufacturing union warned that the industry may lose 3,000 jobs unless projects are secured - PHOTO: AFP

[MELBOURNE] Shipbuilders in Australia are trying to lock in defence contracts with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government as the nation's biggest manufacturing union warned that the industry may lose 3,000 jobs unless projects are secured. BAE Systems plc, Europe's largest defence company, and

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