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West and South Australia Vie for Ship Contracts

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The West Australian government brokered a deal with its South Australian equivalent in which the regions will push for shipyards in the West district to win an upcoming $2 billion dollar contract for amphibious vessels from the Royal Australian Navy. In a quid pro quo, both districts will push for the South district to win an upcoming $6 billion contract to build three air warfare destroyers. They signed a memorandum of understanding this week in hopes of boxing out the eastern parts of Australia. Western Australia will grant $5 million to LandCorp to build a fabrication shed and put aside $60 million in public infrastructure improvements that would be made upon the winning of the contract. NineMSN reports.

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