Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has welcomed opposition leader Bill Shorten's announcement backing genuine local procurement strategies for the steel industry.
"Earlier this week the Greens called on Labor to back the growing campaign for local steel procurement so Mr Shorten's statement is welcome news," Senator Rhiannon said.
"The Australian steel industry is on a knife edge. Supporting local procurement is a solid survival plan.
“A steel procurement policy is affordable, economically rational and crucial for saving our domestic steel industry.