Victoria's Manufacturing Crisis

The Victorian Government recently decided to import steel for a major public project, rather than investing in Victorian jobs.

Hundreds of steel jobs are at risk. 

Our taxes fund Government projects - shouldn't the work for these projects support Victorians in need of jobs?

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What's the future for Geelong?

Steven I work at a manufacturing plant here in Geelong. But I’m concerned about the future. In 40 months time Toyota are going to close, which gives us 40 months to find more work or we close down too. Read more

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