Manufacturing Australia (MA) Chairman, Sue Morphet, said today that she was delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Eade as the organisation’s first Executive Director.
Survey shows 90% of Australians Support Government Intervention
Manufacturing Australia has today launched a national campaign - www.gasforjobs.com.au - leading into the Federal Election, to stop unrestricted exports of gas from Australia’s East Coast, which threaten almost 200,000 Australian manufacturing jobs.
Manufacturing Australia Welcomes Government Gas Market Analysis: All Options Must Be Explored In National Interest
Manufacturing Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that in light of strong East Coast demand for natural gas it will commission a comprehensive analysis of the domestic gas market.
Almost 200,000 Australian jobs could be lost and up to $28 billion in economic value wiped out if Australian Governments fail to intervene to ensure competitively priced gas remains available for Australian manufacturers, according to new analysis released today by Manufacturing Australia.
Manufacturing Australia understands the tough conditions which have resulted in Ford’s management making today’s announcement, and sympathises with those employees and their families who will lose their jobs.
In the past year, there has been significant progress made on some reforms to support Australia’s manufacturing sector, notably in the anti-dumping area.
Manufacturing Australia welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement today of a new Anti-Dumping Commission which, following the recent Brumby Anti-Dumping Review, demonstrates the Government’s responsiveness to industry concerns and the need to strengthen Australia’s anti-dumping system.