Labor’s manufacturing pledge calls to the past, not the future


At their Special Policy Conference, the Australian Labor Party unveiled a new pledge for bringing manufacturing back to our shores.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese revealed that a federal Labor government would install a “national reconstruction fund”, set to invest $15 billion into projects from various manufacturing sectors. The ALP hopes to bolster the rare earth mining sector, which currently exports rather than manufactures, on top of reinvigorating the transport industry post-Holden.

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