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‘We make things in Australia’: PM’s plan to boost manufacturing – Sydney Morning Herald

Industry will be promised $1.5 billion to sustain local manufacturing as part of a budget plan targeting six priority areas ranging from food to medicine and cl…

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Mining giant BHP Billiton will back the government message by announcing an $800 million outlay on skills, engineering and technology on Thursday, saying this would include at least 2500 more apprentices and trainees.
The government estimates its manufacturing plan could create 80,000 direct jobs and about 300,000 more indirect jobs by helping companies modernise their factories and ramp up exports.
The six priority sectors to receive the new funding will be resources technology and critical m…

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