Extract from National Press Club address
“If we’re serious about Australia being a knowledge economy, we need strategic capability. A first-class education system and the ability to build things are the building blocks.
Australia’s car industry is developing new technologies, state of the art manufacturing skills and growing energy industries to help solve issues like climate change and local manufacturers are working on a range of real-world solutions that will help drive more sustainable transport including locally-made hybrid, ethanol and LPG vehicles.
Holden and Ford have invested heavily in a new range of LPG models for example, and Australians will benefit no matter which vehicles customers choose.
There’s no silver bullet here or in any other market when it comes to the environment. We need to pursue a range of options, including electrification, but we also need real world solutions today to support the way Australians really live.”
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