Karen Andrews reappointed as Minister

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says robots and autonomous systems are unlocking new value in Australia.

Prime Minister, Scott Morrison announced on 26 May, the reappointment of Karen Andrews as Minister for Industry, Science, and Technology.

Andrews was first appointed in August 2018 after Morrison became Prime Minister.

“I will continue to work to strengthen Australian industries, so they can drive our nation’s economic growth and create more job, and I will ensure this country’s science and technology sectors continue to thrive and position Australia at the forefront of new developments in these fields,” Andrews said.

Andrews is set to work closely with industry stakeholders to create more and better paid jobs in traditional and emerging industries and continue to campaign for women in the science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) industry.

“I will continue to work to strengthen Australian industries, so they can drive our nation’s economic growth and create more jobs,” Andrews said.

“I am particularly delighted to continue to assist girls and women to chase their dreams in STEM – to level gender inequity and ensure there is a greater female representation in STEM studies and careers.”

Andrews is also set to continue to propel Australia’s space sector into the future after the establishment of the Australian Space Agency in 2017.