The importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills were highlighted during the recent federal election. With the election over, the sector is now focussed on the opportunities ahead. Manufacturers’ Monthly reports. While the federal Coalition government, in its 2019 budget, recognised the need for greater enrolment of young people – and, in particular, … Continue reading Training the workforce of the future
Senator Kim Carr has reaffirmed Labor’s position on what he calls a “widespread abuse” of combustible materials in the construction industry, calling for a ban on all imports of aluminium cladding to Australia. The proposal follows the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will ban the majority of cladding considered dangerous from being used on state … Continue reading Senator Carr calls for Australian import ban on combustible cladding
The Labor Party has said it will create a $1 billion advanced manufacturing fund for Australian industry if it is successful at the next federal election. Opposition leader Bill Shorten and shadow industry minister Kim Carr have promised the fund will help grow manufacturing businesses. “There is currently a finance gap for innovative small and medium … Continue reading Labor promises $1b manufacturing fund to grow businesses
Leaders from all walks of industry united in Canberra to discuss the future of Australia’s manufacturing sector. Steven Impey reports from Parliament House. During the winter solstice in the Australian capital – where many of the decisions that influence the future of the nation’s economy and infrastructure are made – the spotlight was shone on … Continue reading Putting manufacturing back on the political agenda
Shadow industry minister Kim Carr insists Australia can revive its automotive industry – but warns it will look very different. A special guest at the Manufacturing Matters conference held at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday, the senator took several questions from an audience made up of industry leaders and thinkers. One member of the audience … Continue reading Carr: ‘Australia has capacity to rebuild automotive industry’
So here we are, after one of the longest election campaigns in Australia’s history and the result is a non-result. Or should I say a non-conclusive result.
Federal Labor MPs in the Illawarra are pushing for a senate inquiry into the future of steel manufacturing, which would report back in June next year.
The Miles Review of the CRC Program has been released, with the government accepting all of its recommendations, which “put industry front and centre”.
The Industry Growth Centre initiative in yesterday’s competitiveness agenda would create better links between science and business.
Shadow industry minister Kim Carr has said that Australia risks missing out without a coherent innovation agenda.
Toyota has said an extra 160 jobs at its Victorian technical centre could end as the company prepares to end manufacturing in Australia 2017.
Former industry minister, Senator Kim Carr, has rubbished the idea that the demise of our car industry was unavoidable. He spoke to Alan Johnson.
The federal government announced an expanded, $155 million automotive assistance program yesterday.
Former industry minister Senator Kim Carr is pushing for a 15-month federal inquiry into manufacturing job losses.
Trade minister Andrew Robb and others within the federal government are showing their opposition to industry assistance.
According to research conducted by Newspoll, a majority of Australians support government assistance to Australia’s car makers.
Australia’s ailing car manufacturing industry will receive a A$200m funding boost. And all cars in Commonwealth fleets will have to be Australian-made.
The decision to terminate the statutory formula method under the fringe benefits tax regime will have significant ramifications on the car industry, the local car manufacturing industry and employment.
Following news that General Motors Holden is seeking another $60 million in government assistance to keep its Australian operations running, it has been claimed that the funding needed to save Holden would be far greater.
Following the return of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister, Kim Carr has been named as Industry and Innovation Minister.