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Media release – Madeleine Ogilvie MP, Independent Member for Clark, 10 March 2021 CATS NOW, LOCAL BUILD OF NEW SPIRITS LONGER TERM Madeleine Ogilvie MP, Independent Member for Clark, today called on the Government to deliver an Incat catamaran as part of the strategy for replacing the Spirits of Tasmania. Should the Taskforce report recommend […]

Media release – Madeleine Ogilvie MP, Independent Member for Clark, 10 March 2021

CATS NOW, LOCAL BUILD OF NEW SPIRITS LONGER TERM

Madeleine Ogilvie MP, Independent Member for Clark, today called on the Government to deliver an Incat catamaran as part of the strategy for replacing the Spirits of Tasmania. Should the Taskforce report recommend monohulls, Tasmanian content must be integral to the build to replace the Spirits.

“Tasmania has great expertise through Incat in building exceptional ships that are internationally renowned. Tasmanians should have the opportunity to access these ships,” Ms Ogilvie said.

“There is an opportunity to purchase a Cat to run across Bass Strait to add to existing capacity, while a decision and build of the replacement the new Spirits is undertaken.

“I have called for jobs in Clark and Incat to be prioritised. With the finalisation of the Spirits report, I and my electorate expect that the Government will deliver jobs in Clark.

“Longer term, Tasmania has an opportunity to grow its shipbuilding industry further by building the new Spirits in Tasmania, which don’t need to be replaced until 2028.

“We can grow our advanced manufacturing industry for the future by increasing capacity.

“We know that Tasmania has this expertise and experience, so we need to back our people right across the State so that we can take advantage of the opportunities in building the new Spirits and landing defence contracts.

“I am passionate about local content and showcasing our vast talent in Tasmania.

“I look forward to the Government answering my call and committing to jobs in Clark now, and growing advanced manufacturing jobs right across the state going forward.”

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Source: Tasmanian Times https://www.tasmaniantimes.com/2021/03/cats-before-spirits/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cats-before-spirits

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