Lack of local content quotas holding defence industry back

Connor Pearce
Updated May 4 2023 - 5:38pm, first published 5:08pm
Sarah Pavillard said AUKUS opened up global opportunities for Australian SMEs, but it was not without its challenges. Picture by Adam McLean
Sarah Pavillard said AUKUS opened up global opportunities for Australian SMEs, but it was not without its challenges. Picture by Adam McLean

A lack of mandated local content requirements in Australian defence projects is contributing to an uneven playing field for Illawarra businesses, even as global conflicts force European arms manufacturers to look for Australian suppliers.

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Connor Pearce

Connor Pearce

Journalist at Illawarra Mercury

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