Cars, trains and ships: Albanese pledges $15bn fund for Australian manufacturing jobs

Cars, trains and ships: Albanese pledges $15bn fund for Australian manufacturing jobs

The Guardian

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With number of workers in the sector at an all-time low, Labor leader says pandemic has shown the country must return to its sovereign capabilities

The federal opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, will establish a $15bn reconstruction fund aimed at job creation if Labor wins government, saying Australia must be a country “that makes things”.

Setting up a contest with the Coalition over the post-pandemic recovery, Albanese will tell the party’s national conference in Sydney on Tuesday that the new fund will help revive the diminishing manufacturing sector which was already struggling before the Covid-19 downturn.

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