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Whitlam, Gough

Period of Service: 05/12/1972 to 11/11/1975

More information about Whitlam, Gough on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 18/07/1974

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 3329

le July 1974
The Prime Minister, Mr E. G. Whitlam, today announced that the
Government had established a committee to advise it on appropriate
policies for the development of manufacturing industry. The committee's
report will be published as a Green Paper.
The Prime Minister said that the committee would be under the
chairmanship of Mr Gordon Jackson, General Manager and Director,
C. S. R. Limited. Other members would be:
Mr B. W. Brogan, Consultant, Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet
Mr R. H. Carnegie, Chairman and Chief Executive,
Conzinc Riotinto of Australia Ltd
Mr N. S. Currie, Secretary, Department of
Manufacturing Industry
Mr R. J. L. Hawke, President, Australian Council of
Trade Unions
Mr G. A. Rattigan, Chairman, Industries
Assistance Commission and
Mr E. L. Wheelwright, DFC, Associate Professor,
Department of Economics, the University of Sydney.
Mr Whitlam said that the terms of reference of the committee
are: To advise on appropriate policies for the development
of manufacturing industry, including:
The machinery required for integrating such
policies with the Government's general economic,
social and regional policies;
The place of exports and imports in the development
of manufacturing industry; and
The role of firms of overseas origin in manufacturing;
and to advise 6n communication between the Australian Government
and the private sector and the State governments with respect
to the development and implementation of such policies. 2
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The committee will be able to draw upon the resources of the
of the Australian Public Service in its work. The expected date by
which the Green Paper should be available will be announced as soon
as possible. The Prime Minister said that the establishment of the committee
was a clear indication of the Australian Government's wish that the
Government and industry work together for the national good. The terms
of reference were deliberately wide and he expected that interested
organisations and persons would take the opportunity to make submissions
to the committee. There would, of course, be further involvement of the
community in the determination of policies in this area once the
Green Paper was published.
Mr Whitlam said that this was the first time that a comprehensive
public examination of policies for manufacturing industry had been undertaken
in Australia. He expected that well founded policies would
result which would set the pattern of Government/ industry relations
for years to come.
The Australian Government welcomed the opportunity which the
Green Paper would provide for the community to assess the way in
which Australia would progress in the future in this most important

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