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Pyne meets Cairns defence industry bosses

AAP logoAAP 10/08/2016

Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne is talking up boom times for local industry in Cairns, despite the far north Queensland city missing out to Western Australia on a defence contract to build Pacific Patrol boats.

Mr Pyne is visiting BAE Systems Australia, Norship Marine's vessel maintenance and storage facility and Tropical Reef Shipyard's ship repair facilities on Wednesday.

The federal government in May awarded a $400 million contract for the maintenance of Pacific Patrol boats to Cairns.

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