Leader of the Tasmanian Government, Premier Will Hodgman will be in Europe next week to drum up trade for Tasmanian exports and is being urged by the opposition to meet with FSG representatives to ensure on time delivery of the vessels and that tax payers money is safe.
His itinerary features visits to the Thales Underwater Systems facility in France, as well as the Navantia shipyard in Spain.
“The government isn’t taking the time to fly a couple of extra hours and get to Germany and sort out the problems with this troubled shipbuilder,” Dr Broad said.
Ferries of Tasmania has leaned that project manger of the new builds Tony Johnston has resigned for unknown reasons. This comes just months after former project manager Massimo Soprano resigned. Massimo was responsible for getting quotes from ship yards all over the world and working out what was needed etc. He is now working on getting new builds for New Zealand.