Australia can be a 21st Century industrial success. Climate change provides the imperative; our vast renewable energy and mineral resources provide the opportunity.
Australia and many other countries have committed to reducing carbon emissions to net zero. Hitting our target will affect every corner of our economy, most profoundly the heavy industry and mining sectors.
Many European countries reduced their emissions by de-industrialising and outsourcing their emissions to China. Australia can follow a different path by supporting export-led industries that can flourish in a net-zero world. The National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) sits squarely on this path.
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