*As featured in The Australian Financial Review 7th March 2022*
"Put customers first” was the message at the heart of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s energy announcements on Tuesday.
As featured in The Australian 28th June 2020
MA favours a national approach to emission reduction: one which is based as far as is practicable on market measures, to achieve the lowest cost pathway.
Today manufacturers in Eastern Australia pay, on average, 150 per cent more for gas and 175 per cent more for electricity than they did a decade ago. As a consequence, plants have closed, manufacturing jobs have been lost and Australia has missed investment opportunities by both Australian and international manufacturers.
Manufacturing Australia CEO Ben Eade tells the Australian Energy Week conference in Melbourne: It’s unfortunate that there remains a misconception in Australia’s public debate about energy that big customers and big suppliers have to be at loggerheads about what should be done and are unable to work together; or that the energy strategies of C&I customers are static rather than dynamic and changing; or indeed, that the outlook for customers is wholly dependent on government policy.
MA supports the need for a robust and effective biosecurity system in Australia, for the benefit of all Australians. MA members are willing and active participants in DAWR’s biosecurity agenda, complying with industry best practices and all Australian regulations to monitor, minimise and prevent biosecurity risks in their supply chains. This steadfast commitment is not in question.