Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 : 9-Apr-20
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted renewed scrutiny of Australia’s dependence on imports for essential goods such as medical equipment. Manufacturing now accounts for six per cent of the domestic economy, compared with about 40 per cent in the 1970s. Business leader Andrew Liveris says Australia needs to increase local manufacturing, but he stresses that the focus should be on high-end sectors such as health and technology.
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