The giant Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership between Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and the ten members of ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) was signed online on Sunday, November 15.
The Australia Institute has questioned the importance of gas to a manufacturing recovery, saying there was no shortage, and increasing production would just benefit LNG exporters.
Wesfarmers’ leadership has fielded questions about sourcing of imported products during a virtual AGM on Thursday.
Luck or leverage? How Australian manufacturers can use innovation and incentives to make local products more attractive to export markets
We have long been internationally admired for our low levels of debt, high standards of living and a consistently safe and stable environments in which to live and work. We are indeed the lucky country but if we hope to retain that title, we face a choice: to continue safely along this well-worn path or to strike out and forge a new path.
The federal government is seeking submissions from stakeholders on a prospective gas reservation scheme.
Much of the focus of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s budget reply speech was around Labor’s proposal to expand childcare subsidies – a policy with some flaws but which moves in the right direction.
Brent Balinski gathers some reactions to last week’s industry policy announcement, and to the notion of picking winners.
As mentioned in an earlier wrap-up of responses to the federal Coalition’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy, the amount allocated — $1.5 billion — has been described as too small, especially given the monumental challenge it addresses.
The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index has shown the sector record a second consecutive month of contraction, with lockdown-affected Victoria contributing to the negative result.
Federal government to invest $211 million in fuel security to protect against risk and price pressures
The government is seeking to have the $200 million grants for new storage matched by state governments or industry. Its focus will be on projects in strategic regional locations, connected to refineries and with connections to existing fuel infrastructure.