Dutton is a ‘terrific’ defence minister

Sky News host Rowan Dean says Peter Dutton is a “terrific” defence minister after going to the Americans to “buy some weapons that actually work”.

“As a defence minister he’s thought, hang on, let’s go get some weapons and defend Australia in case anymore wants to attack us, any large totalitarian nations to our north for instance, communist ones in particular,” he said.

“Let’s go to the Americans and buy some weapons that actually work and you can use, unlike French submarines purchases by Christopher Pyne and Malcom Turnbull to be delivered in about 50 years’ time with diesel engines … nobody will understand what a diesel engine is by then.”