Australia’s steel industry: forging ahead

1 December 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-683-6

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Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 22KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
Executive summary (PDF 19KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 56KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 32KB)

Referral and conduct of the inquiry
Background to the inquiry
Other parliamentary inquiries relevant to the this inquiry
Scope and structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Overview of the steel industry in Australia (PDF 397KB)

Structure of the steel industry in Australia
Economic contribution of the steel industry to Australia
Trends in Australian steel production and utilisation
Competitiveness of Australian steel production and utilisation
Committee view

Chapter 3 (PDF 85KB)

Events leading up to voluntary administration
Arrium placed into voluntary administration
Commitments to support Arrium
The sale of Arrium
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Steel standards, certification and non-conforming products (PDF 242KB)

Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products
Defining standards, certification and product conformity
International obligations
Standards in Australia
Imported steel and Australian standards
Impact on Australian businesses
Monitoring and reporting non-conforming products
Senior Officers' Group on non-conforming building products
Committee view

Chapter 5 - Government Procurement (PDF 187KB)

Current Commonwealth Procurement Rules
Other government procurement policies and instruments
Issues raised about government procurement
Issues raised by submitters addressed in current procurement rules
Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement
Committee view

Chapter 6 - Imports and trade measures (PDF 277KB)

Defining trade remedies
How Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing framework works
Global conditions
Impact of foreign trade measures on the Australian steel industry
Previous inquiries into trade remedies
Recent changes to Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing system
Issues raised by submitters
Committee view

Additional comments by Coalition Senators (PDF 10KB)
Australian Greens Additional Comments (PDF 59KB)
Additional comments by Senator Rex Patrick (PDF 28KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 17KB)
Appendix 2 - Tabled documents (PDF 12KB)
Appendix 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 14KB)

1. Additional information provided by the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels Ltd on 10 May 2018, to correct evidence provided to the committee and cited at paragraph [4.23] and [4.24] of the report (PDF 115KB)

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