Manufacturing in our Region?

Manufacturing in our Region?

Category : General News

I received a phone call from a local business identity today and the conversation was all about how to become more economically independent and the need to initiate or grow existing local manufacturing.
 
One of the positive side effects of the pandemic has been the acknowledgment for most Australians that we still have a manufacturing industry.  I think it is fair to say that we are really good at what we do. In fact, the main distinctive characteristic of our manufacturing is quality.  It is also fair to say that those who have survived globalisation have generally done so because they are smart and do things better than their competitors.
 
There are certain realities about cheap overseas production and that has many advantages for Australia, including in the provision of supply chain products that keep end-products competitive.
 
However, there is a real desire that one of the social forces that emerges from 2020 will be a new sense of quality over quantity.
 
We need to adopt the attitude to spend a bit more on an Australian product that will last a long time.
 
Importantly, Governments may also decide to genuinely use their procurement might to support nation-building domestic industries and innovative local enterprise.
 
I am interested to drive this conversation further.  Let’s start to talk about our future, and the need to adopt a strategy that bears “Proudly made in Australia” labelled goods.

Leave a Reply

Facebook News

3 days ago

Councillor Cheryl Gaedtke for a strong Somerset Region
Over the past three days, I met Mayors, Councillors, Council staff from all states and territories of our great country.Equality with sharing the fiscal revenue pie with other levels of government is strongly supported by research and hard cold stats. Local Government and its services must be recognised and the associated increase in funding applied.The housing crisis, natural disaster management and future planning, climate change, energy resources and future needs, constitutional recognition of First Nations peoples, democracy today, the Ukraine war, were only some of the thought provoking presentations. Many discussions took place about important matters and what Local Gov needs to do to assist.I was completely captivated by Stan Grant and his keynote address around global democracy. Thought provoking!! I will definitely be rewatching the video of this presentation.The Ukraine's Ambassador, Vasyl Myroshnychenko's address brought tears to our eyes. A special (and supportive) motion about this horrific conflict was raised and passed by ALGA. Australian councils have shown their support for Ukraine today, unanimously passing a motion of peace-seeking solidarity at the 2022 National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government in Canberra. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Dog rego extended for a year! Council has extended the period of current dog registrations until 30 June 2023.Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said Council was supporting residents who do the right thing. Dog owners with unregistered pets can take advantage of council’s introductory dog registration fee which is just $35. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=360853729487143&id=100066875561036Council has updated the FAQs on the proposed development of Mount Glen Rock in Esk. Council purchased 127 hectares of freehold property on the western face of the mountain in October 2020.To find out more about the project or read the updated FAQs visit: www.somerset.qld.gov.au/mount-glen-rock ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook