Report urges trade strategy change to support manufacturing industry

Media Release, June 2, 2016: “Buried deep in the Australia Institute’s report released today, called Manufacturing Still Matters, is a blistering critique of trade deals that weaken governments’ ability to use their own purchasing power to support local industry,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network said today. Read full release here.

See also the report of the NSW Steel Bill supported by the Greens, ALP and crossbenchers mandating local content for steel industry in New South Wales government procurement despite trade agreements.