I'm a Labor Senator for Victoria, standing up for all Victorians. 

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Senator Kim Carr

I have been a Labor Senator representing Victoria for close to three decades. 

I am the longest serving member of the Australian Senate.

In that time I have been a Minister and Shadow Minister in the areas as diverse as economic, higher education, indigenous affairs, human services and defence policy. 

There is a common thread that joins all these areas – innovation policy. 

Innovation policy is not just about the latest trends. It is about the future of Australia – for all of us.

Nor is it just a matter of backing great ideas or promoting the next cool initiative. It is about applying a thoughtful, integrated systems approach to everything we do, fostering an environment in which great ideas and initiatives will thrive.

For Labor, innovation policy applies not just to a small section of the economy, but to every enterprise and town. It applies not just to industry, but to universities and TAFEs, research institutes, the public service and the community sector.

At the centre of our policy is a commitment to Australia as a science nation, an entrepreneurial nation and an advanced manufacturing nation. These are different facets of the same initiative, directed at the same objective – our future national prosperity.

As a Senator for Victoria I will work with industry, unions and researchers to develop a 21st century industrial structure that will ensure prosperity for all Australians.


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