The Defence Minister’s war with his department


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In an interview with Sky News on Wednesday, Mr Marles alluded to the need for a “culture of excellence, making sure that procurement is happening as quickly as it can, and we are very much in the process of doing all of that. “Now, governments have talked about this in the past, but we really do need to be making sure that we are moving at a faster pace,” he said. Other defence sources say Mr Marles is not blameless. Multiple sources said there was frustration Mr Marles was not turning around paperwork quickly enough, with major reviews and other...