Manufacturing vision drives blueprint for future

Original article by Geoff Chambers,Simon Benson,Rosie Lewis
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 28-Sep-20

Sectors such as defence, medical technology, biotechnology, agriculture and resources are expected to be the focus of the federal government’s strategy to boost Australia’s manufacturing capacity in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will reveal details of the manufacturing strategy ahead of the federal Budget on 6 October. The push to increase local manufacturing is part of the government’s five-year plan to revive the economy and increase jobs.

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Coalition eyes Australian economic sovereignty with boost to manufacturing

Original article by Paul Karp
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 20-May-20

Federal Industry Minister Karen Andrews will use a National Press Club speech on 20 May to call for Australia to ramp up local manufacturing in the post-coronavirus environment. She will argue that factors such as domestic manufacturing, a lower company tax rate and an increase in natural gas supply are crucial to the nation’s economic sovereignty. Andrews will also emphasis the need for projects to be approved more quickly.

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Coalition lashed in car-industry states

Original article by Sarah Martin
The Australian – Page: 2 : 30-Jan-15

Public opinion polls show that support for the Australian Government is falling in states that will be hard hit by the end of local car manufacturing. The South Australian federal seat of Boothby is comfortably held by the Liberal Party, but Newspoll shows a 10.1 per cent swing against the Federal Government in the electorate. Likewise, there has been a 9.9 per cent swing against the Government in the Liberal-held seat of Hindmarsh

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Shipping laws ‘take toll’ on refineries

Original article by Annabel Hepworth
The Australian – Page: 21 : 12-Nov-14

An Australian Maritime Safety Authority event on 12 November 2014 will be addressed by Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss. He will argue that industries such as petroleum refining are being negatively affected by the cabotage regulations rolled out under the previous federal government’s Coastal Trading Act. Truss will claim that the added cost per vessel and per annum is $A6.5m. Refining in Australia is in decline, with just five major operations left and some four fifths of all fuel and crude already being imported

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‘Outbreak of commonsense’ may save smelter

Original article by Chip Le Grand
The Australian – Page: 1 : 23-Oct-14

Aluminium producer Alcoa in early 2014 announced the closure of the Point Henry smelter operation in Geelong. This sparked concerns that its other facility, at Portland, would also be shut once an electricity supply deal ends in November 2016. However plant manager Peter Chellis has now welcomed an announcement by Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane that he wants to exempt the smelter from the renewable energy target. This is estimated to bring annual cost savings of about $A10m, and may help secure the jobs of 540 staff and 180 contractors

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Abbott to pick winners not losers

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 6 : 12-Sep-14

The Australian Government has revealed details of its National Industry Investment and Competitiveness Agenda, which will give priority to industries and sectors in which the nation is a leader. These include the energy, mining, agriculture and services industries. As part of its new industry policy, the Government will seek to encourage more co-operation between the business, education and research sectors, while training of apprentices will be focused on providing skills that are needed in the workforce

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