On lions, tigers and sheep: Who is driving our industry policy?

Sandy Plunkett

Who and what is really driving Australia’s 21st century industry and innovation policy? Is there a clear overarching vision that is executable and sustainable to reverse – or at least soften – the economic bite-back from 60 years of deindustrialisation and innovation commercialisation neglect?

Do we even have an industry policy, or merely a poor facsimile of one made up of a collection of disjointed programs relentlessly marketed with cheerleader rhetoric under the banner of renewable energy-led industry rejuvenation?

These questions have been dogging industry participants for years and more so now amid a plethora of big and small ticket government program announcements last year.

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