Smith under attack from ship critics

By David Ellery
Updated April 18 2018 - 9:54pm, first published March 31 2012 - 3:00am

Defence Minister Stephen Smith's decision to order his department to spend $130 million on a ship for the Border Protection and Customs Service is unprecedented, a former senior bureaucrat says.

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