Australia unveils plan to become one of world’s top 10 arms exporters

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PM says move will create jobs for local manufacturers but Tim Costello attacks plan as ‘exporting death and profiting from bloodshed’

Australia is set to become one of the world’s largest arms exporters under a controversial plan of the Turnbull government’s.

The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has unveiled a new “defence export strategy” setting out the policy and strategy to make Australia one of the world’s top 10 weapons exporters within the next decade.

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