Key findings and skills response recommendations


Sovereign capability

There is strong support for the Government’s aim of increasing sovereign capability, with industry emphasising the current strength of Australian  manufacturing capability, particularly in the six priority areas identified in the Modern Manufacturing Strategy.

Skills response recommendation

A skilled workforce is critical to achieving a manufacturing industry that is competitive and able to address Australia’s most critical needs. If there is to be significant expansion, it will require the development of a workforce strategy to support both the onshoring of production, and supply chains for essential goods.