Australian manufacturing post-Covid not about complete self-sufficiency, reliving golden era

Today federal industry minister Karen Andrews will discuss local manufacturing’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and what happens next, and is expected to argue for government’s role in procurement of critical supplies and the removal of red tape, but not in promoting “complete self-sufficiency.”

Victorian opposition leader: assistance needed to seize “rare opportunity to bring manufacturing back”

Victorian opposition leader Michael O’Brien has proposed that the state regrow its manufacturing sector through a new $1 billion fund. O’Brien said Victoria had lost 50,000 jobs in the industry over the last two decades, and that the Covid-19 pandemic had exposed the weakness of its supply chains. “This is a rare opportunity to bring manufacturing…