Australian opposition seeks Swedish involvement in submarine tender

March 25, 2015 2:29 AM

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ADELAIDE, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's federal opposition said on Wednesday it wanted to invite Sweden to join Germany, France and Japan in submitting tenders for a multi-billion dollar contract to build a new submarine fleet, as part of a proposal to end political gridlock on the project.

Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten presented a detailed, bipartisan approach to the submarine project, worth A$50 billion ($38.8 billion) over the life of the vessels, countering the government's sketchy proposal for a competitive tender. The opposition plan includes providing funding to all four count...

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