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1 The FCJ industry and the Australian Government’s industry policy agenda FCJ Industry Leaders Forum, Sydney 9 April 2014

2 Presentation outline The Australian FCJ industry  Overview of the sector  Significance to the national economy The Australian Government’s industry policy agenda

3 What is the FCJ Industry? The ‘furniture’ sector:  domestic and commercial free standing and built-in furniture The ‘other cabinet making and joinery’ sector:  wooden doors  roof trusses  wall and window frames  other wooden builders’ joinery and carpentry  parquetry strips  other wooden industrial products and on- site installation

4 What is the FCJ Industry? (cont.) The ‘door and window’ sector:  architectural aluminium products such as doors, railings, partitions, window frames, aluminium framed windows, doors and shower screens  timber products such as framed windows and doors  uPVC framed windows and doors

5 Industry structure Fragmented sector comprising a large number of small, family-owned businesses Less than 1% cent of businesses employ more than 200 employees, with the majority employing less than 20 A majority of businesses are based in the Eastern states, with around 58% located in the traditional manufacturing states of NSW and Victoria

6 Economic significance of the industry The FCJ industry is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country Employs around 130,000 people across Australia Total industry revenue: $25 billion Industry value added: $7.8 billion The gross value of the industry is estimated at around $33 billion

7 The Government’s industry policy agenda The Minister for Industry – the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP Parliamentary Secretary – the Hon Bob Baldwin MP The Department of Industry:  The department consolidates the Australian Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources, science and skills.  Industry Division  AusIndustry  Enterprise Connect  The Anti-Dumping Commission

8 The Government’s industry policy agenda The Government maintains that the best way to foster a viable and competitive manufacturing industry is to promote a positive business environment. The Government is progressing a range of measures to ease the pressures and costs on businesses so they can be competitive. These measures include:  abolishing the carbon tax  lowering the company tax rate  cutting red tape costs for businesses by $1 billion a year

9 The Government’s industry policy agenda The National Industry Investment and Competiveness Agenda:  In December 2013, the Prime Minister and Minister Macfarlane announced the development of an Industry and Competiveness Agenda  This Agenda will focus on measures to boost competitiveness, lower the cost of doing business, encourage innovation and boost investment  The Agenda taskforce will make recommendations to Government mid-year.

10 META A collaborative organisation made up of researchers and manufacturers that aims to:  Grow Australian manufacturing locally and globally  Develop exceptional customer satisfaction and build a continuous volume base of products  Use collaboration and innovation to gain competitive advantages on a global stage META collaboration hubs

11 DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY Industry House 10 Binara Street Canberra City, ACT 2601, Australia Telephone


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