There is some more amusement with the bloated and faulty Air Warfare Destroyer program. A ship that is neither "Air Warfare" or useful.
Australia needs replacement (affordable and good-enough tech) frigates. It also needs patrol boats to take on the boat-people disaster created by Rudd, and messed up more by Gillard. Interesting how the Howard boat-people policy worked.
The faulty thinking RAN wants big amphibious flat-tops and and large destroyers to "protect" them. Without a useful air umbrella over them, the only thing to mark their history will be a war memorial commemorating the loss of scores of sailors and diggers. This cuts to the core of how incredibly irresponsible Defence Bureaucrat Groupthink really is. The end result is billions of dollars in waste, lost lives, lost battles and lost wars.
Fortunately, we know that the $36 billion + home-grown sub program will be a great success and a great war hammer.
As an officer on General Moltke's staff said of Bismark in 1870, "The civil servant in the cuirassier jacket becomes more impudent every day".