Conroy says Hunter can win subs, missiles, aerospace defence jobs

Michael Parris
Updated March 6 2024 - 5:13pm, first published March 4 2024 - 6:53am
Pat Conroy on board HMAS Sydney. Picture by Kym Smith
Pat Conroy on board HMAS Sydney. Picture by Kym Smith

Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy says Australia's missile, aerospace and submarine ambitions present "great opportunities" for job creation in the Hunter.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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