Scott Morrison wants to 'supercharge' Australian industries helping deliver batteries for EVs and smartphones

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
March 15 2022 - 11:30am
Australia can supply more of the critical materials needed in batteries to power electric vehicles and smartphones, Angus Taylor says. Picture: Shutterstock

The federal government wants to "supercharge" Australia's battery materials and manufacturing sector to enable the production of batteries needed to power today's smartphones and electric vehicles, as it seeks to address China's dominance of supply chains for critical minerals.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

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