Senate Inquiry into the Australian Manufacturing Industry

The CRC Association was delighted to make a submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Manufacturing Industry. This submission proposes two key policy initiatives to transform the Australian manufacturing industry through greater investment in research and development and collaboration with industry.

Recommendation 1: tap into Australia’s latent potential by scaling up collaborative
research through the CRC model and like-programs to increase sovereign
manufacturing capability.

Recommendation 2: invest in an industry-ready workforce and create jobs for the
future by establishing an Industrial PhD program to build on existing programs and
internships to give students experience in working on industry-identified problems.

View the submission here.