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Motion: Beyond Business as Usual report

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) Beyond Business as Usual – A 21st Century culture of Manufacturing in Australia is a new research report by Western Sydney University and the University of Newcastle identifying the need for a just and sustainable culture of manufacturing in Australia, and

   (ii) this research:

(A) confirms that manufacturing is making a vital contribution to the Australian economy, and that just and environmentally sustainable manufacturing has a successful future in Australia, providing decent jobs that value workers in an inclusive society, and

(B) identifies the importance of manufacturing in addressing climate change and environmental degradation which is evident in the growth of renewable energy technologies and the application of manufacturing techniques to improve energy productivity and sustainability; and

(b) congratulates the authors of this report which explores the reinvention of manufacturing in Australia.

Question agreed to.


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