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Government procurement will be the key tool for onshoring more manufacturing, Industry Minister Karen Andrews will say in a major speech today.

That speech was, as is now standard practice, handed to newspaper journalists ahead of delivery to get some morning coverage. As is also now standard practice, the speech won't get proper analysis because it will be old news by the time it is delivered.

Still, a little analysis wouldn't go astray, given how crucial the issue of onshoring manufacturing and securing supply chains is going to be in post-pandemic Australia.