Manufacturing

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Manufacturing indusry


Report

Breaking down the barriers to Industry 4.0 in the north

Innovation in northern Australia is thriving. It’s not clear why there’s a culture of innovation in the north, and perhaps that represents a focus for social research. This special report highlights how innovators in the north are at the leading edge of the fourth industrial...
Conference paper

Resilience and adaptation: urban manufacturing and cultural production in Melbourne’s gentrifying inner north

This paper focuses on interviews with urban manufacturers and cultural producers in Brunswick, a gentrifying suburb approximately six kilometres north of Melbourne’s central business district.
Position paper

ATSE 2022 Federal election position statement

This position paper outlines the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering's thoughts on policy requirements needed to support economic growth in Australia.
Briefing paper

Budget analysis 2022-23: a budget to get to the May election – but no further

The Morrison Government has tabled its budget for the 2022-23 financial year. In this briefing paper, the Centre for Future Work's team of economists unpacks the budget, considers its effects and suggests alternatives.
Policy

A bold build for a strong, clean economy

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on supporting local manufacturing and boosting Australia's economic growth.
Report

Sustainable industrial jobs in the Hunter: aluminium manufacturing and Australia’s energy advantage

This report argues that the rapid transformation of Australia's aluminium facilities to sustainable sources of electricity would spark substantial economic benefits - for the aluminium industry, its supply chain, and for the burgeoning renewable energy sector.
Policy report

Innovation and industrial policies for green hydrogen

This paper examines the current development of hydrogen technology in the manufacturing sector and the industrial policies enacted to support it across countries.
Report

Rebuilding vehicle manufacturing in Australia: industrial opportunities in an electrified future

This paper suggests that Australia’s natural resource endowments and industrial capabilities make electric vehicle (EV) industry development a viable economic and social strategy. The author argues that a moral obligation to create a sustainable future makes it essential public policy.
Report

The Australian manufacturing industry

This inquiry report examines the role that the Australian manufacturing industry has played, is playing, and will play in the future, as well as identifying new areas in which the Australian manufacturing industry can establish itself as a global leader.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Angus Taylor says the carbon tax destroyed one in eight manufacturing jobs. Is he correct?

Angus Taylor, the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, claimed that Labor’s 2012 carbon tax destroyed one in eight manufacturing jobs, or roughly 12 per cent of the industry. Verdict: Mr Taylor’s claim is wrong.
Report

Casualties of fashion: how garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia are wearing the cost of COVID-19

The research in this report reveals that garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia – two prominent garment producing countries for the Australian market – are not earning enough to cover basic living costs for their families during COVID-19.
Report

Right to repair: Productivity Commission inquiry report

This report sets out the Productivity Commission’s findings and recommendations on the issue of a right to repair in Australia. The focus has been on whether there are barriers to repair that may require a government policy response, either through existing or new laws.
Report

Skills utilisation in the workplace: the other side of the coin

This report investigates skill underutilisation in Australian workers by examining patterns of over-skilling and over-qualification and the pathways of people into jobs where they are over-skilled. It also examines what businesses are doing, if anything, to maximise skill usage.
Report

Australian sovereign capability and supply chain resilience: perspectives and options

This report has been prepared to provide analysis of the nature, definitions and requirements of Australian sovereign capability in five key industry domains. The broad goal is to determine what Australia must be able to build, make, control or know, in order to guarantee its...
Report

Commercial-scale solar in New Zealand

This report examines the financial performance of commercial-scale solar in New Zealand by modelling systems for 144 business sites across eight centres.
Report

The two Australias: the talkers versus the doers

The broader context for this research is the significant structural changes that have taken place across the Australian economy over the past 100 years. These changes are often discussed in the context of Australia industrialising away from its agrarian base, then de-industrialising in the shift...
Draft report

Right to repair: Productivity Commission draft report

This draft report assesses the case for a right to repair in Australia, with a focus on whether consumers face any unnecessary barriers to repair that require a government policy response.
Report

Powering the just transition

This report gives an overview of the challenge of ensuring a just transition to a low-carbon economy in Yorkshire and the Humber regions of the United Kingdom.
Report

Vulnerable supply chains: interim report

This report identifies where supply chain disruptions could occur in Australia, and looks at targeted policy options to protect local supply chains.
Report

Making things in Australia again? Not in Victoria

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how dependent Australia has become on selling basic minerals and agricultural commodities, and how reliant Australian consumers are on imported knowledge intensive goods. This paper examines the response to these revelations in Victoria.