Greens move for manufacturing jobs inquiry

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Greens MP and employment and industry spokesperson Adam Bandt released terms of reference for a Joint Select Committee Inquiry into Australian jobs and manufacturing.

"If best the government can do on jobs is a one day talkfest than the manufacturing sector is in big trouble," Mr Bandt said today.

"It is left to the Greens to put forward a proposal for a proper inquiry into manufacturing."

"I will give notice today of motion to establish a join select committee on Australian Jobs and Manufacturing."

Inquiry into Australian Jobs and Manufacturing

That:

(1) a Joint Select Committee on Australian Jobs and Manufacturing be appointed to inquire into and report on:

(a) the state of the country's manufacturing sector and the threats to jobs and opportunities in the sector;

(b) the significant role of commodities exports in Australia's economy and the impacts of this on the economy, including on costs of capital and labour, infrastructure investment and the value of the dollar;

(c) policies to support and encourage innovation and adaptation in the manufacturing sector including local content rules for the resources sector and government procurement; and

(d) any related matters.