Christopher Pyne, Minister for (South) Australian Defence Industy puts on a brave face in Federal Parliament during criticism that he is merely South Australia's boy.
The South Australian Adelaide Advertiser has gone the full ten yards in arguing that Defence Industry Minister, Christopher Pyne, is interested in states outside of South Australia.
Mr Pyne, Member for the Adelaide, South Australian electorate of Sturt, has been valiant in co-opting the media in his attempts to appear a national politician.
The Adelaide Advertiser, on July 21, 2016 argued:
"Mr Pyne’s immediate priorities will include finalising the contract with French shipbuilder DCNS to act as the design partner on the submarine project that will create thousands of jobs in Adelaide and around Australia.
His appointment was met with sneers from some critics, who suggested there was something wrong with a minister being responsible for major defence procurements that will benefit his state."Criticism of a federal politician who has been known to venture outside Adelaide and Canberra, is unbecoming.
As Submarine Matters gallantly argues, Mr Pyne is believed to have represented the interests of Whyalla, South Australia, which is not in Adelaide.