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A country that makes things: Rethinking and broadening manufacturing

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Abstract


  • The announcement in August 2011 that BlueScope Steel were about to close

    one of its Port Kembla blast furnaces and cease steel exports quickly spurred

    public debate in Australia, not just about steel but about the very future of

    manufacturing in Australia. Australian Workers’ Union national secretary Paul

    Howes thus suggested: ‘The question the Australian community needs to ask

    itself – is do we want to be a country that still makes things? Do we want to

    value-­‐‑add to our natural resources, or do we want to become just one big sandpit

    for China and a tourism resort for North Asia?’

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gibson, C. (2012). A country that makes things: Rethinking and broadening manufacturing. Griffith Review, 36 123-129.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3424&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2423

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 129

Volume


  • 36

Abstract


  • The announcement in August 2011 that BlueScope Steel were about to close

    one of its Port Kembla blast furnaces and cease steel exports quickly spurred

    public debate in Australia, not just about steel but about the very future of

    manufacturing in Australia. Australian Workers’ Union national secretary Paul

    Howes thus suggested: ‘The question the Australian community needs to ask

    itself – is do we want to be a country that still makes things? Do we want to

    value-­‐‑add to our natural resources, or do we want to become just one big sandpit

    for China and a tourism resort for North Asia?’

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gibson, C. (2012). A country that makes things: Rethinking and broadening manufacturing. Griffith Review, 36 123-129.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3424&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2423

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 129

Volume


  • 36