XXXVII, No 10, 20/05/2019
Australians learn about French lunch breaks and la rentrée during submarine project
Australia’s $A50bn ($35bn) Attack-class submarine procurement from Naval Group has bumped into French culture. Naval Group staff in Australia as part of the local assembly and technology transfer commitment have been told to learn about the Australian way of life to avoid conflicts between workers from the two countries. Australians, for example, failed to understand the sanctity of the French lunch break.