Submissions, 24 February 2023 Read

Safeguard Mechanism reform: consultation on proposed design

Australia has a significant opportunity to create and retain high-quality jobs, grow its manufacturing sector and “re-shore” capabilities lost to imports, through a carefully managed transition to low emissions manufacturing.

Submissions, 7 February 2023 Read

Manufacturing Australia Submission Options to ensure the domestic wholesale gas market delivers for Australians

Manufacturing Australia (MA) is led by the CEOs of some of Australia’s largest manufacturing companies: AdBri, Alumina, BlueScope, Brickworks, Capral, Cement Australia, CSR, DuluxGroup, Incitec Pivot, Orora, Rheem, Sims and Tomago Aluminium. MA’s members provide direct and indirect employment to more than 100,000 Australians and operate some 500 plants or smaller facilities around Australia, notably in outer suburban and regional Australia.

Submissions, 13 December 2022 Read

Manufacturing Australia Submission Options to ensure the domestic wholesale gas market delivers for Australians

Security of domestic gas supply, at competitive prices, is vital to continued investment in many Australian manufacturing industries, as well as an orderly and well managed transition to lower emissions technology.

Submissions, 3 November 2022 Read

Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022

MA’s member companies provide direct and indirect employment to more than 100,000 Australians, operate more than 500 manufacturing plants or smaller facilities around Australia and support more than 25,000 downstream suppliers.  

Submissions, 21 June 2020 Read

Submission regarding the Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper

Manufacturing Australia supports the Federal Government’s emphasis on accelerating and encouraging adoption of low emissions technologies as a core part of Australia’s emissions reduction strategy.

Submissions, 6 March 2020 Read

MA Submission on Research and Development Tax Incentive Bill 2019

This submission is provided in support of those presented by several large Australian manufacturing companies, including some of Manufacturing Australia’s member companies, primarily in response to the proposed changes set out in Schedule 1 of the Bill. Manufacturing Australia is supportive of the increased integrity and transparency measures set out in Schedules 2 and 3 of the Bill.

Submissions, 28 October 2019 Read

Expert Panel Examining Opportunities for Further Abatement

MA favours a national approach to emission reduction: one which is based as far as is practicable on market measures, to achieve the lowest cost pathway.

Submissions, 30 August 2019 Read

Submission on Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

Today manufacturers in Eastern Australia pay, on average, 150 per cent more for gas and 175 per cent more for electricity than they did a decade ago. As a consequence, plants have closed, manufacturing jobs have been lost and Australia has missed investment opportunities by both Australian and international manufacturers.

Submissions, 26 July 2019 Read

Comments on public interest test

MA supports the need for a robust and effective anti-dumping system in Australia, which provides fair outcomes for trade-exposed industries and conforms to World Trade Organisation guidelines.

Submissions, 13 June 2019 Read

New Strategies to Regain or Retain an Energy Advantage

Manufacturing Australia CEO Ben Eade tells the Australian Energy Week conference in Melbourne: It’s unfortunate that there remains a misconception in Australia’s public debate about energy that big customers and big suppliers have to be at loggerheads about what should be done and are unable to work together; or that the energy strategies of C&I customers are static rather than dynamic and changing; or indeed, that the outlook for customers is wholly dependent on government policy.