House debates

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Questions without Notice

Manufacturing Industry

3:00 pm

Photo of Angus TaylorAngus Taylor (Hume, Liberal Party, Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction) Share this | Hansard source

I thank the member for Sturt for his question and his steadfast commitment to manufacturing in this country and in his electorate. Over 5,100 people in his electorate are working in the manufacturing sector, and he knows how important a sovereign manufacturing capability is to this country. It gives us a stronger economy and a stronger future.

This budget has backed in an additional $1 billion of funding for Australian manufacturing. That's $750 million in the Modern Manufacturing Initiative and $200 million for supply chain resilience to make sure we have the products we need when we need it, as we did with AdBlue just before Christmas; it is now largely manufactured in this country to keep the wheels of industry and our heavy vehicles moving.


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