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Australian Army uniforms to be made in China

Post  wfrad on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 4:44 am

Defence Minister defends decision to make new Army uniforms in China
Manufacturing the Army's service dress uniforms in Australia instead of China would be three times more expensive, Defence Minister Marise Payne has told Parliament.
Earlier this week the ABC revealed a Chinese subcontractor is making the non-combat clothing as part of a $9 million contract with Australian Defence Apparel which was signed last year.
The revelation prompted outrage from the Federal Opposition and South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon, who described the move as a "disgrace".
Under questioning from Labour's Kim Carr, Senator Payne told Parliament the successful tender was considered the best value for money when it was awarded in April last year.

Australia's Federation Guard
In July, the new dress uniform made its public debut in Paris when Australian soldiers led a march down the Champs Elysees for Bastille Day celebrations.
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