Bat­ter­ing jobs

The Sunday Times - - YOUR SAY WA - MICHAEL BROS­NAN Boyup Brook

It beg­gars be­lief the Gov­ern­ment did not man­date that the com­pany build­ing the lithium pro­cess­ing plant in WA was obliged to build a bat­tery man­u­fac­tur­ing plant be­side it, thereby cre­at­ing more jobs and keep­ing the profit on shore.

It is pre­pos­ter­ous to ex­port con­cen­trate and have it re­turned to us in the form of bat­ter­ies at a hugely in­flated price. The em­bed­ded en­ergy that re­sults from trans­port­ing raw ma­te­rial and end prod­uct across the globe would be negated.

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