Vic premier tears into Turnbull over tanks

March 14, 2018

Queensland has won a $5 billion contract to build super tanks for the Australian Defence Force.

Queensland has won the $5 billion contract to build a fleet of super tanks for the Australian Defence Force, guaranteeing jobs for the next 30 years.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to announce on Wednesday the successful bidder, Rheinmetall Defence Australia, will build 211 Boxer CRV tanks at Ipswich, with a future $15 billion deal also on the cards.

Mr Turnbull says the tanks will be made by local workers using Australian steel, after Queensland pipped a rival bid by Victoria, News Corp Australia reports.

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