200,000 New Aussie Made Uniforms To Hit The Shelves

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THE HON. GREG COMBET AM MP

Minister for Defence Materiel and Science




Sunday, 30 May 2010

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200,000 new Aussie made uniforms to hit the shelves


More than 200,000 new Australian-made camouflage uniforms are expected

to hit the shelves from July 1, Greg Combet, the Minister for Defence Materiel

and Science said today.


The news follows the signing of new $30 million clothing contracts with

Australian textile companies, Australian Defence Apparel and TE Pty Ltd. 


“This contract is good news for Australian troops, good news for Australia’s

textile industry, and good for the future of Australian textile jobs,” Mr Combet

said.

   

“Australian Defence Apparel and TE Pty Ltd will together provide more than

200,000 sets of Australian Defence Force combat uniforms used on

operations and in Australia.


“Today’s announcement is welcome news for the textile, clothing and footwear

industry, with all the uniforms manufactured in Australia, by Australians and

using Australian fabric.


“In total, the contracts valued at more than $30 million will help to secure the

future of more than 100 manufacturing jobs in Victoria.


“Meanwhile, Australian troops can be confident they are getting the quality

equipment they need for operations and in Australia.”


Australian Defence Apparel will supply the Australian Defence Force with

Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniforms and Disruptive Pattern Desert

Uniforms from Bendigo, Victoria.


TE Pty Ltd will provide Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniforms and Disruptive

Pattern Desert Uniforms from West Footscray, Victoria.


Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd will make the material for the uniforms in Wangaratta,

Victoria. 


Media contacts:

Tim Fitzsimmons (Greg Combet):

02 6277 7620 or 0447 202 469

Defence Media Liaison:

02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664






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