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Whitlam MP: We need to be a nation that makes things

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Our Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones is in attendance at Labor's National Conference, where the party is unveiling its election platform.

A number of items are on the agenda, including the establishment of a 15-billion reconstruction fund to boost manufacturing in Australia with special loans to develop and produce new products.

Mr. Jones says we are the least self reliant nation in the OECD, when it comes to manufactured goods.

He says we need to be a nation that makes things again.

Items also on the agenda at the conference include paid parental leave and our relationship with China.