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2018 Victorian Election Priorities

Chemistry Australia – Securing Victoria’s manufacturing future

Our priorities for the 2018 Victorian election


Victorian manufacturing is at a crossroads. Rising energy and port costs, high taxes and increasing regulatory burdens have made us a hostile location for manufacturers and investors.

As other states and territories vie to attract domestic and international manufacturing investment, Victoria needs to do more to stay competitive and secure its manufacturing future.

We present six action areas and our recommendations for reducing the cost of doing business in Victoria. We call on the Victorian Government to commit to:
  1. Delivering globally competitive, affordable and reliable gas and electricity
  2. A balanced regulatory environment that delivers outcomes while stimulating investment and growth
  3. Ensuring access to globally competitive major infrastructure
  4. Nationally competitive taxation
  5. Investing in skills and innovation to meet domestic and global needs
  6. Supporting world’s best practice to reduce waste and maximise recycling.

Download Chemistry Australia 2018 Victorian Election Priorities 


We are committed to working with the next Victorian Government to progress responsible policies and actions that will encourage investment, provide jobs, promote innovation and enable the Victorian economy and community to take advantage of new markets and opportunities.



Media contacts:
Shayna Welsh – [email protected] or 0488 660 443


Chemistry Australia is the pre-eminent national body representing the $40 billion Australian chemistry industry, one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country. The industry employs more than 60,000 people and contributes more than $11.6 billion to GDP in industry value add. Members of Chemistry Australia are positioned across the entire value chain including manufacturers, importers and distributors, logistics and supply chain partners, raw material suppliers, fabricators, compounders, recyclers, research, academia and service providers to the industry. These businesses range from small family-owned companies to leading national and multinational enterprises.



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