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If a food stall in China can shut down the world economy, globalisation has gone too far.

The sugar hits of free trade have gutted our heavy industry, undermined our supply chains and eroded our food, water and national security.

And the COVID-19 crisis has shown us up. It’s revealed that we’ve chased the cheapest instead of the best. When our economy’s made in China, our national interest is subject to the interests of another nation we can’t control.

We need Australian-made free trade. That’s the lesson of coronavirus.

That means backing in our manufacturing sector. It means strengthening the rules around foreign purchases of our key assets. It means diversifying what we’re making and who we’re selling it to, so no other country can control the fate of ours.

If a food stall in China can shut down the world economy, globalisation has gone too far.

The sugar hits of free trade have gutted our heavy industry, undermined our supply chains and eroded our food, water and national security.

And the COVID-19 crisis has shown us up. It’s revealed that we’ve chased the cheapest instead of the best. When our economy’s made in China, our national interest is subject to the interests of another nation we can’t control.

We need Australian-made free trade. That’s the lesson of coronavirus.

That means backing in our manufacturing sector. It means strengthening the rules around foreign purchases of our key assets. It means diversifying what we’re making and who we’re selling it to, so no other country can control the fate of ours.

If a food stall in China can shut down the world economy, globalisation has gone too far.

The sugar hits of free trade have gutted our heavy industry, undermined our supply chains and eroded our food, water and national security.

And the COVID-19 crisis has shown us up. It’s revealed that we’ve chased the cheapest instead of the best. When our economy’s made in China, our national interest is subject to the interests of another nation we can’t control.

We need Australian-made free trade. That’s the lesson of coronavirus.

That means backing in our manufacturing sector. It means strengthening the rules around foreign purchases of our key assets. It means diversifying what we’re making and who we’re selling it to, so no other country can control the fate of ours.

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We’ve got the skills, the land, the tech and the talent.

Our economic relationships are also security relationships. And the safest bet is self-reliance. We’ve got the means - we just need the vision and the leadership.

Join a group of like-minded Australians and let’s get this going.
The recovery effort starts today.

We’ve got the skills, the land, the tech and the talent.

Our economic relationships are also security relationships. And the safest bet is self-reliance. We’ve got the means - we just need the vision and the leadership.

Join a group of like-minded Australians and let’s get this going.
The recovery effort starts today.

We're not a country.
We're a customer.

Self-sufficiency is safest

Self-sufficiency is safest

Public health is a matter of national security. If we can’t find the health equipment we need at short notice, we’re vulnerable. The solution: we’ve got to start making critical manufacturing locally.

Free trade has failed

Free trade has failed

In a rush of globalisation on steroids, we’ve shipped jobs making basic essentials offshore. We’ve built an economy that is reliant on foreign buyers, which means the money calls the shots.

Industry is gutted

Industry is gutted

We’ve rushed to withdraw support for critical industries that have enormous spillover benefits to the national economy. And they’ve gone. While our competitiors back theirs, we fold ours.

When the economy re-opens, what do we want it to look like?

COVID-19 represents a fork in the road. We either keep going the way we’re going, where the lowest cost represents the greatest value, or we recognise that investing in ourselves returns way more than investing in our competitors.

We back our industry. We restore our competitive advantages. We put the brakes on foreign purchases of our critical assets. We build an Australia that’s truly Australian-made.

The recovery starts now.

Take a stand and define the sort of country you want to rebuild. It’s yours, after all. Push back against the wave of selloffs and sellouts. Back local, back Australian, back Australia.