GOVERNMENT HIDING EVIDENCE ON ITS SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CUTS

Why is key information about the nature of the Australian government investment into science, research and innovation apparently being withheld?

What is the current Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (the sixth in five years) Karen Andrews, hiding?

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MINISTER KAREN ANDREWS MUST ACT TO STOP COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE MANUFACTURING JOBS BEING FORCED OFF SHORE

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews must act to stop an industry worth $5 billion to the Australian economy forced off shore and putting close to 30,000 jobs at risk.  

The Daily Telegraph reports today that the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government’s changes to “Made in Australia” labelling and interpretations of the legislation by the ACCC will now see local complementary medicine manufacturers stripped of their ability to use the labels.     

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LABOR’S $20 MILLION UNI PLEDGE TO TRANSFORM WESTERN SYDNEY INTO A GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY POWERHOUSE

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $20 million to transform Western Sydney into a global food security powerhouse, putting Australia at the cutting edge of research on hardier crops, nutrition, and biosafety.

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SCOMO HAS NOTHING TO OFFER CAIRNS BUT A TWO YEAR OLD ANNOUNCEMENT


Today that Prime Minister flew into Cairns with nothing to offer the people of Tropical North Queensland but a two-year-old election promise that has still not been fulfilled.

He said that he was in Cairns:

“to announce that the $10 million that we're putting into this innovation centre, that cheque is on the way. I come and I have commitments to make.  I haven't come to make other promises today.”

Scott Morrison MP, 4 September 2018

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VALE LAURIE CARMICHAEL

Born in Coburg in 1925, Laurie was a graduate of Brunswick Technical School and, as he would have said, of the Williamstown naval dockyards. Working as a fitter, he became a socialist by instinct as much as by his reading of Marx and other theorists. He saw everyday how working people were oppressed, and understood that they could only end that oppression by organising industrially and politically.

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YET ANOTHER MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY AND SCIENCE

Labor congratulates Karen Andrews MP on her appointment today as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.
 
Karen Andrews is the 6th Coalition Minister for Industry and Science in only five years.

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HOLDEN INVESTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Labor welcomes today’s announcement by General Motors that it will increase its design and engineering staff at Port Melbourne by 150.
 
This investment is a significant commitment to Australia and recognises that Australia is still a world leader when it comes to automotive design and engineering.      

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PYNE’S SHIPBUILDING PLAN SEES EVEN MORE ASC JOBS GO

After months of insisting that there is job security at the Osborne shipyards Christopher Pyne has let down South Australia once again as 93 more jobs are set to go from ASC.   

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LABOR WILL NOT PRIVATISE PUBLIC GOOD RESEARCH

A Shorten Labor Government will ensure that public good research will be led by Australia’s world leading research agencies.
 
Revelations this week – in National Science Week – have uncovered the sham that Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg have entered into to justify the unorthodox $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF). This grant effectively sidelines our expert research agencies such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).

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ABC ILLAWARA MONDAY 30 JULY 2018

E&OE TRANSCRIPT
RADIO INTERVIEW

ABC ILLAWARA MONDAY 30 JULY 2018
 
SUBJECTS: Manufacturing, Anti-Dumping Commission, By-election results

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