Collins subs life extension realities & Permits for Everyone: the lazy new SAMS law
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Marcus Hellyer and Michael Shoebridge

In Episode 19, the Grumpy Strategists set out practical ways that $multibillion plans for keeping Australia’s Collins class subs operating will need to change to enable the AUKUS Virginia class subs to be brought into Australian service. They also set out the deep flaws in the new ‘Safeguarding Australia’s Military Secrets’ law – a badly crafted bureaucrat’s dream, but a disaster for anyone wanting a career after the military or service in Defence. We may have needed a permit for this episode to avoid jail. Under the new law, it’s hard to tell.