Confusion reigns over Abbott's submarine choice

February 10, 2015 7:54 AM

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The competition rules the Abbott government is following to choose a new submarine were the subject of an auditor's probe – demanded by the Coalition itself – when they were used by Labor to buy military transport planes in 2012.

The revelation came as pressure mounted on the government over its submarines plan after Defence Minister Kevin Andrews struggled to explain how its "competitive evaluation process" would work and a South Australian MP backpedalled on his previous claim Prime Minister Tony Abbott had promised a "ful...

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