Senate debates

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Questions without Notice

Manufacturing Industry

2:52 pm

Photo of Murray WattMurray Watt (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) Share this | Hansard source

When we think about manufacturing, we think about regional Australia, places like Gladstone, the Hunter Valley, Whyalla, Geelong, Bell Bay and so much of Western Australia. Some of us get off the North Shore every now and then, Senator Hughes, and some of us get into regional Australia and see what's going on in the manufacturing industry. That's because regional Australia is a manufacturing powerhouse, and the National Reconstruction Fund will make our regions even stronger. A number of the National Reconstruction Fund priority areas are—we're back on the North Shore!


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