Speeches & Opinion, 9 May 2018 Read

Australia’s energy challenge: the customer perspective

Keynote speech delivered by James Fazzino (Chairman, Manufacturing Australia) to the Australian Energy Week Conference on The Importance of Putting the Customer at the Centre of the Energy Debate 

News Releases, 9 March 2018 Read

Manufacturing Australia: comments on US trade developments

This is not a time for Australia to be naïve: a trade war could significantly harm domestic industry and jobs.

Media, 11 December 2017 Read

Energy debate: Put customers at the centre, and set price targets

In my eight years as CEO of one of Australia’s largest manufacturing companies, and the country’s largest industrial gas user, I spent about 20 per cent of my time visiting customers. Most of my peers do the same.

News Releases, 17 October 2017 Read

Manufacturing Australia welcomes government’s new energy plan

Manufacturing Australia today welcomed the government’s new energy plan, saying it was right to focus on affordability and reliability alongside emissions reduction, and encouraging all parties to make a “clear eyed assessment” of the plan.

News Releases, 11 September 2017 Read

Manufacturing Australia appoints James Fazzino as new Chairman

Manufacturing Australia (MA) has appointed James Fazzino as Chairman, replacing Mark Chellew, who is stepping down after leading the organisation since early 2015.

News Releases, 9 March 2018 Read

Manufacturing Australia: comments on US trade developments

This is not a time for Australia to be naïve: a trade war could significantly harm domestic industry and jobs.

News Releases, 17 October 2017 Read

Manufacturing Australia welcomes government’s new energy plan

Manufacturing Australia today welcomed the government’s new energy plan, saying it was right to focus on affordability and reliability alongside emissions reduction, and encouraging all parties to make a “clear eyed assessment” of the plan.

News Releases, 11 September 2017 Read

Manufacturing Australia appoints James Fazzino as new Chairman

Manufacturing Australia (MA) has appointed James Fazzino as Chairman, replacing Mark Chellew, who is stepping down after leading the organisation since early 2015.

News Releases, 21 July 2017 Read

Manufacturing Australia Policy Position: Energy Debate

Australia’s high energy costs and declining energy security are damaging the ability of local manufacturers to compete globally, impacting both potential and current manufacturing investments. 

News Releases, 14 June 2017 Read

Manufacturing Australia Submission - Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

Manufacturing Australia (MA) is supportive of regulation that aims to ensure security of gas supply to the Australian domestic market for the benefit of households and industry. Equally MA is supportive of regulation that aims to ensure that not only is supply secure but that prices for gas are reflective of the cost of production and not artificially inflated by shortfalls in supply, supply scarcity or lack of market competition.


Media, 11 December 2017 Read

Energy debate: Put customers at the centre, and set price targets

In my eight years as CEO of one of Australia’s largest manufacturing companies, and the country’s largest industrial gas user, I spent about 20 per cent of my time visiting customers. Most of my peers do the same.

Media, 23 November 2015 Read

The Future of Manufacturing

Australia's remaining big manufacturers certainly don't want to be treated as the national representatives of sunset industries, slowly but inevitably subsiding into economic irrelevance.

Media, 4 September 2015 Read

ACCC defers decision on Shell’s takeover of BG

Australia’s competition watchdog has given itself more time to consider Royal Dutch Shell’s planned takeover of UK-based oil-and-gas firm BG Group.

Media, 24 July 2015 Read

Big LNG users tipped for profit hit as Australia’s gas exports grow

LNG will take over from iron ore as the main driver of Australia’s exports and will reach $50 billion in value by 2020, an ANZ report says.

Media, 6 July 2015 Read

Gas producers accused of profiteering, hoarding in ACCC gas inquiry

Gas producers such as Origin Energy and Santos have been accused of profiteering and hoarding capacity on pipelines, as industrial users seek more open access to scarce supplies at competitive prices.


Speeches & Opinion, 9 May 2018 Read

Australia’s energy challenge: the customer perspective

Keynote speech delivered by James Fazzino (Chairman, Manufacturing Australia) to the Australian Energy Week Conference on The Importance of Putting the Customer at the Centre of the Energy Debate 

Speeches & Opinion, 28 August 2014 Read

What does industry need from energy policy?

Speech delivered by Ben Eade, Executive Director at the National AIE Energy Conference, incorporating the 14th Energy in WA Conference.

Speeches & Opinion, 1 November 2012 Read

We can have our gas and heat it too

Letter to the Australian Financial Review: Dick Warburton, Executive Chairman, Manufacturing Australia

Speeches & Opinion, 1 October 2012 Read

Government should ensure gas is made available for local manufacturing

The Australian: James Fazzino, Managing Director & CEO, Incitec Pivot

Speeches & Opinion, 8 August 2012 Read

Value-adding by gas

Letter to The Australian: Dick Warburton, Executive Chairman, Manufacturing Australia