Modern Manufacturing Fail

 

Scott Morrison is all about himself and doesn’t really care about you.  

That’s why when things go wrong – whether it is the bushfires or the COVID-19 vaccine rollout – he doesn’t take charge.

But when things go right, he’s the first to take credit. 

Few industries have suffered more under Mr Morrison and the Liberals than Australia’s manufacturing industry.

Mr Morrison and his mates have overseen the destruction of our car manufacturing industry, overlooked Australian steel jobs in favour of international competitors, and undermined strong local businesses to protect their mates.

Australia used to be a nation that built things – but since 2014, Mr Morrison and the Liberals have overseen the permanent loss of more than 55,000 manufacturing jobs in Australia.

Last year, Mr Morrison promised to create 380,000 direct and indirect jobs in the manufacturing sector through a $1.5 billion-dollar program called the Modern Manufacturing Strategy.

But Australians know that this Prime Minister is all photo-op, and no follow-up.

At the 2021-22 Budget Estimates, the Secretary of the Department of Industry confirmed Scott Morrison’s $1.5 billion-dollar Modern Manufacturing Strategy has not created one single job.

Not one. 

During Senate Estimates the Department of Industry confirmed this shocking revelation was a “predetermined fact” and an “inevitable outcome of the funding profile” for the program. 

It’s clear that Mr Morrison and his mates have no real plan to create jobs under his $1.5 billion-dollar Modern Manufacturing Strategy – it’s all smoke and mirrors.

The only thing Mr Morrison can manufacture is a photo-op. 

The Australian people are sick and tired of Mr Morrison and the Liberals promising big and delivering nothing. 

Mr Morrison doesn’t care about manufacturing in this country – if he did, he wouldn’t have put embattled Minister Christian Porter in charge of this important portfolio. 

It took 53 days for Minister Porter to take questions from the media about his new job – because Mr Morrison and his mates only care about themselves, and not about the people that they represent.   

Mr Morrison is not interested in bringing manufacturing back to Australia.  

He’s not on your side – and he’s not on the side of Australian manufacturers. 

What you need to know

  • Since February 2014, Mr Morrison and the Liberals have allowed the permanent loss of more than 55,000 manufacturing jobs in Australia.
  • Last year, Mr Morrison announced that his $1.5 billion-dollar Modern Manufacturing Strategy would create 380,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Australian manufacturing.
  • At the 2021-22 Budget Estimates, the Secretary of the Department of Industry confirmed Scott Morrison’s $1.5 billion-dollar Strategy has not created a single job – and that Mr Morrison has no real plan to deliver on his promise to create 380,000 direct and indirect manufacturing jobs.

Permanent job losses in Australia’s manufacturing sector

In 2013, the Liberals dared Australian automotive manufacturers to leave Australia, and they did. Since coming to government, the Liberals have overseen the permanent loss of more than 55,000 manufacturing jobs in Australia. Like Tony Abbott, Mr Morrison is not on the side of Australian manufacturers.

Morrison’s 380,000 jobs promise in manufacturing

In early October last year, Mr Morrison promised that his $1.5 billion-dollar Modern Manufacturing Strategy would create 380,000 direct and indirect manufacturing jobs in Australia. By Senate Estimates in late October, questions marks were already emerging over Mr Morrison’s claim.

Government experts confirm Mr Morrison’s dodgy accounting

At Senate Budget Estimates in June, the Department of Industry Chief Economist, Mr Campbell, admitted that no real modelling has been undertaken to confirm Mr. Morrison’s claim – proof that he cares less about manufacturing jobs than he does about manufacturing headlines.

Government experts confirm Mr Morrison has no plan for manufacturing job creation

At the 2021-22 Budget Estimates, the Department of Industry Chief Economist confirmed Mr Morrison has no real plan for manufacturing jobs – just a plan for announcements. Despite Mr Morrison’s October claim that he would create 380,000 direct and indirect manufacturing jobs, the Chief Economist revealed that the Morrison Government doesn’t have a forecast for job creation – let alone a plan to deliver them.

Government experts confirm Scott Morrison has never had a plan to create manufacturing jobs – just a headline

The Department Secretary, David Fredericks, confirmed at the 2021-22 Budget Estimates that Mr Morrison’s $1.5 billion-dollar Modern Manufacturing Strategy has not created a single job, saying that fact is “crystal clear” and that it was an “inevitable outcome of the funding profile” that no new jobs in manufacturing have been created under the Strategy.

 

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