Arms-led recovery for Maryborough

Maryborough like the rest of regional Queensland is in recession. Yet Minister Cameron Dick said today ‘The economy (is) on the march with all guns blazing’. I’m sure the pun was intended but the decision is mad. A $7.5 million government grant from the Jobs and Regional Growth Fund will be given to the Rheinmetall Nioa Munitions joint venture to open the factory.

All this under the familiar jobs, jobs, jobs mantra

“The shell forging plant will be one of a kind in Australia, contributing to the establishment of sovereign capability in the state to support the Australian Defence Force and defence exports, while creating around 100 full-time jobs when the plant is fully operational,” RNM Director Robert Nioa said.

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