June 11, 2014  |  Adjournment

Webb Dock Development

I raise a matter for the attention of the
Minister for Manufacturing, Mr Hodgett. The Age of 21 April reported that a
group of local manufacturers, including Portland-based Keppel Prince from the
Premier’s own electorate, had missed out on work from the $1.6 billion Webb
Dock expansion. This work was won by a multinational company, McDonnell Dowell,
and the manufacturing work will now go offshore to China and Korea.

The action I seek from the
minister is that he explain why these valuable manufacturing jobs are being
exported overseas when we have the capability to produce them locally.