PM’s battery dream ‘admirable’ but unlikely: CEOs


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“When I think about the sort of scale they’ve already generated, is it realistic that we can catch up? Honestly, as much as I would love it to be the case, I don’t think so”. Mr Brinsden was among the inaugural committee of global lithium industry experts that guided the London Metals Exchange in 2019 as it sought to introduce a lithium price index to its 142-year-old business as a clearing house and price setter for metals like copper. While he was sceptical about Australia’s ability to manufacture batteries, Mr Brinsden said Australia could still add more value to the...