Today’s announcement of an additional measurement of research in Australian universities – the Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018 - demonstrates the ignorance within the Turnbull Government about Australia’s world class research system.
This new research assessment is a confused and contradictory piece of public policy, which will undermine research excellence and can only be designed to appease the most reactionary elements of the right wing of the Liberal partyRead more
The Liberals’ announcement of the first round of Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund recipients lays bare the complete inadequacy of the government’s support for those affected by the shutdown of the automotive industry.
This demonstrates yet again that the Liberals decision to withdraw assistance from automotive plants has left automotive communities in the lurch.Read more
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A Shorten Labor Government will invest $1 billion in Australian advanced manufacturing to support Australian industries, grow Australian businesses and create Australian jobs.
Labor’s Australian Manufacturing Future Fund will support innovative Australian manufacturing firms who want to grow their businesses and create jobs, but who might find it difficult to obtain private sources of finance.
This is all about Australian jobs. While Turnbull and his Liberals give tax handouts to multinationals and millionaires, Labor is backing Aussie businesses that make things in Australia, by Australians.
A Shorten Labor Government will better protect Australians in their homes and workplaces by improving fire safety in buildings, including:
· The establishment of a national licencing scheme for all building practitioners, with requirements for continued professional development.
· A new penalties regime for all building practitioners who breach the National Construction Code.
· The re-establishment of the Minister for Industry – not the Assistant Minister – as the Chair of the Building Ministers’ Forum.Read more
Labor is deeply disturbed that the Turnbull Liberals will not back Labor’s plan to protect Australians in their homes and workplaces by banning the importation of highly flammable polyethylene (PE) cladding.
Assistant Minister Laundy has refused the advice of the fire authorities and building industry to prevent this product entering the Australian market. Labor, however, has listened and will impose a ban as matter of urgency upon taking office.Read more
The Turnbull Government must commit to banning the importation of highly flammable polyethylene (PE) cladding to protect Australians in their homes and workplaces.
If Mr Turnbull fails to act, a Shorten Labor Government will impose a ban as matter of urgency upon taking office.
Malcolm Turnbull has the perfect opportunity to gain the states’ support on banning the importation of PE aluminium composite panels when the Building Ministers’ Forum meets tomorrow.Read more
Good afternoon, and thank you for asking me to contribute to this discussion of what the future holds for SA, and indeed, the nation.
At a time like this it takes courage to look ahead with confidence.
We all know what the automotive industry, and Holden in particular, has meant for this state.Read more
Today, 2500 auto workers will lose their jobs as Toyota closes its assembly plant at Altona in Victoria.
On October 20, Holden will shut its Elizabeth plant, with an expected loss of nearly 1000 jobs overseas.
This is a sad day for these thousands of workers and their families, and it's a sad day for Australia.Read more
Today the last Australian-built Camry will roll off the production line at Toyota’s assembly plant in Altona.
Some Australians who might not instinctively describe General Motors Holden as an American firm still think of Toyota as a Japanese car maker.
Yet the company has been making cars here for more than half a century, since 1963, and has shaped Australia’s automotive industry and its culture as much as Holden and Ford have.