Australian Left Review


Eric Aarons


Deputy Prime Minister Anthony told a Metal Trades Industry Association meeting in October that “energy exports will make Australia one of the great countries of the world by repeating the boom conditions of the 1960s". (The Australian, 23.10.79.) Such developments, he added, would also generate activity in provision of infrastructure, railways, handling equipment, machinery and machine shops. Shortly after, Mr. Lynch, federal Minister for Industry and Commerce, announced “that $16.3 billion in investment projects was now at the committed or final feasibility stages” . (The Age, 27.10.79.)



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