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Defence Minister Richard Marles and former Defence Minister (now weapons lobbyist) to spruik fot militarism at expensive weapons festivity

Marles and Pyne: the game of mates plays on as questions on probity count for little

The former and current defence ministers are sparring mates from way back, and that’s worked out well for Christopher Pyne post-Parliament.

DAVID HARDAKER, APR 27, 2023 Crikey,

Is there no end to the Richard Marles-Christopher Pyne double act?

The Albanese government’s defence minister has agreed to speak at a ticket-only networking event hosted by former MP Pyne, Marles’ old sparring partner, who has become one of Australia’s leading defence industry lobbyists. The so-called DSR Summit will be held In Sydney next week, according to an invitation received by Crikey.

For between $500 and $800 defence industry types will be able to rub shoulders with “ministers, thought leaders, and department decision-makers” while hearing from key speakers from government “and other defence sector stalwarts” on the impact of the government’s Defence Strategic Review, released this week……(Subscribers only)


April 28, 2023 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, spinbuster

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