We will initiate a referendum to bring in manufacturing policies designed to restore our capability to produce our own consumer goods, revitalize our manufacturing sector, and encourage startup companies by providing low interest loans.

  1. Only those items Australia cannot manufacture or cannot manufacture in required quantities shall be imported.
  2. Imported items that compete with Australian manufactured items shall be subject to import tariffs to ensure competitive pricing.
  3. Repairability and recycling shall be an important characteristic of the manufacturing process.
  4. The Central Bank of the Australian Commonwealth (CBAC) shall be a source of seed finance for research and development and for new products and services.
  5. Research facilities shall be established, funded by the CBAC and/or private investment, to develop new products and technology.
  6. The CSIRO will be restored to its original function as a research and development facility.
  7. The education system will encourage excellence.
  8. Businesses will be encouraged to take on and train apprentices.