New Federal Defence Industry Minister plans larger role for Australia as a gun runner to the world.

Expanding the government’s export plan will be a key focus for new Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo, who will build on his experience as minister for trade, tourism and investment. ….

Minister Ciobo said, “Last year I worked closely with Christopher Pyne to develop the Defence Export Strategy, including the creation of the $3.8 billion Defence Export Facility managed by Efic. I look forward to continuing Minister Pyne’s work to build an Australian defence industry that advances the Australian economy and creates and sustains Australian jobs.”