Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Questions without Notice

Manufacturing Industry

2:50 pm

Photo of Don FarrellDon Farrell (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Trade and Tourism) Share this | Hansard source

I again thank Senator O'Neill for her question. We are supporting manufacturing through the NRF but also by creating new international market opportunities for high-quality Australian products. The Albanese Labor government is opening up new and diversified markets for Australian goods in countries like India. On my recent visit to India with the Prime Minister, we were accompanied by the president of an Australian based hearing device manufacturer, Cochlear. They're working hard to expand their distribution networks in India so more Indian people have access to this incredible Australian innovation, which creates more jobs both there and at home. For too long, our exports have been concentrated in a single market. Under our trade diversification plan, more Australian made products will be enjoyed around the world, including in India. (Time expired)


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