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Invest in the jobs of the future
Sign our petition and add your voice to our campaign to deliver more jobs for more people.

Thank you for being part of our future.

"We need to work together to recover from the impact of COVID-19. That is why I am committed to investing in local jobs now, and supporting long term investment and innovation for jobs of the future."


Joe Kelly MP 

A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will work hard to protect existing manufacturing jobs and create new jobs. Queensland’s $20 billion manufacturing sector already employs almost 170,000 people.


That’s why a re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government will: ƒ


  • Provide $70 million of funding for Building our Regions Round 4 to deliver critical infrastructure for the regions ƒ

  • Commit an additional $20 million to the Made in Queensland grants program to support our manufacturing businesses to become more internationally competitive and create additional jobs ƒ

  • Provide an additional $20 million to the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund with a broadened focus on companies moving manufacturing activities to Queensland ƒ

  • Establish manufacturing hubs to drive regional economies, initially in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton ƒ

  • Continue the Buy Queensland procurement policy to ensure local manufacturers have the best opportunity to win government procurement contracts worth more than $14 billion a year ƒ

  • Guarantee all future rail rollingstock and associated infrastructure for which Queensland has the manufacturing capacity, will be manufactured and maintained by Queenslanders to support jobs in Maryborough and other regional centres ƒ

  • Establish Defence Jobs Queensland as a dedicated agency that will build on Queensland’s strengths and drive the creation of defence-related jobs ƒ

  • Deliver up to $10 million towards defence supply chain logistics hubs in Townsville and Ipswich ƒ

  • Expand placements and increase industry collaboration under the manufacturing and engineering Gateway to Industry Schools Program