Public hearings for the ongoing federal parliamentary inquiry into advanced manufacturing will be held on Wednesday in Melbourne.
The Developing Advanced Manufacturing in Australia inquiry by the House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources was announced on February 15 and accepted written submissions until March 30.
It has a stated aim of “supporting Australian industry, creating jobs and reviving our ability to make world class products here in Australia” and is chaired by federal McEwen MP, Rob Mitchell.
According to a short statement from McEwen’s office on Monday morning, stakeholders from health, engineering and space industries are scheduled to appear this week, as well as representatives of Australia’s tertiary education and research sectors.
“The Committee will explore a range of matters, including the current level of advanced manufacturing in Australia, major international trends, and strategies to further develop capabilities in this area,” the statement reads.
The terms of reference (linked here) include consideration of opportunities, international trends, local strengths, barriers to growth, and skills needed by the industry.
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