Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia is a report of the non-government members of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing comprising business and union leaders. The leaders have benefitted from the advice of CSIRO, a number of academics, the expertise and support of a Secretariat drawn from a number of Commonwealth Departments and agencies and consultations with industry, and state and local governments.
It is a report that reflects both the critical challenges facing the sector and the rich opportunities for manufacturing over coming years. The non-government members of the Taskforce share the view that manufacturing is an important and dynamic part of the Australian economy with deeply embedded and mutually reinforcing links with primary production, utilities, construction industries and the services sector. Manufacturing can and should continue to play a key role in the development of the Australian economy and its ongoing strength, diversity and resilience.