Moving manufacturing operations back home is in full swing in the US and UK, and is starting to happen here, as Alan Johnson reports.
Fears that the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will lead to a flood of Chinese workers in Australia are unfounded.
China’s Cabinet has published a plan that cites “intelligent manufacturing” as an answer to some of the country’s economic challenges.
Kimberly-Clark Australia’s Kleenex brand has resisted competition from cheap private label brands in supermarkets.
The rate of wage increases is making Australian exporters more competitive.
US manufacturing entrepreneur Tim Leatherman has said that there’s no reason why manufacturing could not thrive in South Australia.
Federal communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has commented on Australia’s opportunities in manufacturing.
According to this interview with Innes Willox, The Ai Group CEO, “Germany is in some ways a model for Australia when it comes to economic development, particularly around manufacturing”.