JLN Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie raised the issue of which state was going to build the Australian Army’s new Land Combat Vehicle System  (LAND 400) during her dinner with Prime Minister at the Lodge.

“During my conversation with Prime Minister Turnbull I mentioned that it would be a good idea if he brought to Tasmania, his federal Cabinet and announced that Tasmania’s bid for the contract to build the LAND 400 was successful,” said Senator Lambie.

“Despite the fact that we’ve lost manufacturing jobs in heavy vehicle building to other countries, North Tasmania has the capability, know-how and skilled workers to build the Australian Army’s new Land Combat Vehicle System.  And I let the PM know over dinner that Tasmania wanted that important defence contract,” said Senator Lambie.

“ I realize that a process has to be followed with this defence contract, however at the very least, I want Tasmanian businesses to be included on the LAND 400 official tender short list when it’s announcement is made in March,” said Senator Lambie

“Tasmania ‘s North and North West desperately need good news regarding manufacturing and jobs – and I told the PM that we want this vital project,” said Senator Lambie