SUBJECTS: Advanced Manufacturing Future Fund, Energy crisis, Higher Education, UN Human Rights Council, Newspoll.

SENATOR KIM CARR: Today I would like to talk about the Labor party’s plans to provide $1 billion advanced manufacturing fund to support Australian jobs in manufacturing on the weekend we announced support for manufacturers. 

 

The two biggest issues facing Australian manufacturing at the moment are the price of energy and access to finance, the Labor party has a strong commitment to ensure support for Australian manufactures on both those matters.  We have made the policy clear in the week in which General Motors is shutting it’s Elizabeth plant, a decision that has been taken, that need not have been taken, a decision to shut down the motor vehicle manufacturing plant is force upon this country by the stupidity of this government when it came to office by hounding General Motors out of Australia.

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SUBJECTS: LIBERTY ALLIANCE TAKES OVER WHYALLA STEEL PLANT,

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RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC NORTH AND WEST SA
FRIDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2017

SUBJECTS: LIBERTY ALLIANCE TAKES OVER WHYALLA STEEL PLANT,

PRESENTER: Today is a good day for the region, as the handover of the steelworks to the Liberty Alliance occurs.  A whole lot of politicians are in the region for the handover, and one of them is Senator Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Good morning.

SENATOR KIM CARR: Good morning. 

PRESENTER: Are you taking any credit this morning?

CARR: Oh, I have been very closely involved in the process. I am very pleased with the outcome. I think it provides a certainty for the city of Whyalla, and certainty for the workers across the entire company. It provides greater opportunity for Australia insofar as it secures our steel industry.

This is an strategically important industry in terms of Australia’s manufacturing capability. It’s an extremely important part of our industrial base and therefore it’s important that the Commonwealth take a very keen interest in the development of the Liberty alliance work.

I am very pleased that Liberty has such a strong plan for re-investment and the commitment to provide an employment guarantee and the opportunities for massive export growth for a basic metal production.

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SUBJECTS: ENERGY CRISIS, ELECTRICITY PRICES, CLEAN ENERGY TARGET, MANUFACTURING.

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DOORSTOP
BENDIGO
WEDNESDAY, 26 JULY 2017 

SUBJECTS:  ENERGY CRISIS, ELECTRICITY PRICES, CLEAN ENERGY TARGET, MANUFACTURING.

 

LISA CHESTERS MP, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR WORKPLACE RELATIONS, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA: Thank you all for turning out. I’m very proud to have with me two of our senior Labor Shadow Ministers to talk to the Bendigo Manufacturing Group about manufacturing and the growing energy crisis that we have in our country. I’ll first introduce Mark Butler, who will speak about the energy crisis and what is going on within our regions and he’ll hand to Kim Carr who will speak about manufacturing. We’ll then hand over to the Bendigo Manufacturing Group. Shadow Minister Mark Butler.

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SUBJECT: FLAMMABLE CLADDING AND THE SENATE INQUIRY INTO NON-CONFORMING BUILDING PRODUCTS

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RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC AM
THURSDAY, 20 JULY 2017

SUBJECT: FLAMMABLE CLADDING AND THE SENATE INQUIRY INTO NON-CONFORMING BUILDING PRODUCTS

INTERVIEWER: It’s been five weeks since London’s Grenfell Tower disaster and slowly the extent of the problem with flammable cladding on buildings in Australia is becoming clearer.

The Queensland Government has confirmed cladding on Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital is combustible. The Prime Minister ordered a national investigation after the Grenfell disaster and a Senate inquiry has been hearing concerns about safety standards in buildings across the country.

Labor Senator Kim Carr is taking part in that inquiry. Senator Carr, good morning.

SENATOR KIM CARR: Good morning.

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SUBJECTS: POLITICAL ATTACKS ON SCIENCE, THE FAILURES OF NEOLIBERALISM, WHY AUSTRALIA NEEDS A SPACE AGENCY

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RADIO INTERVIEW WITH LEON COMPTON
ABC TASMANIA
WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY 2017

SUBJECTS: POLITICAL ATTACKS ON SCIENCE, THE FAILURES OF NEOLIBERALISM, WHY AUSTRALIA NEEDS A SPACE AGENCY.

LEON COMPTON: Kim Carr is the Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and he is in Launceston today to talk to business and unions about energy supply and prices, among other things. Kim Carr, good morning to you.

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH: And good morning to you.

COMPTON: Kim Carr, let’s start with the science underpinning fluoridisation in water. You represent the scientific fields, the NHMRC is definitive about its health benefits. What does it say about our respect for science in Australia in 2017 that so many people in Queensland can be persuaded that fluoride should be removed from their water?

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SUBJECTS: RAIL INDUSTRY, FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING, ENERGY PRICES.

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RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC RADIO CAPRICORNIA
TUESDAY, 4 JULY 2017

SUBJECTS: RAIL INDUSTRY, FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING, ENERGY PRICES.

INTERVIEWER: Labor Senator Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and a Senator from Victoria, addressed Rockhampton rail workers yesterday. And he will meet with leaders of heavy industry in Gladstone.

Mr Carr actually has some history in the region. He attended  high school in Gladstone in the 1960s, his father was a boilermaker so he was probably there for part of the construction [indistinct].

He explained to me his message to Aurizon workers, who are being made redundant by the decision to shut down Rockhampton’s railworks.

SENATOR KIM CARR: Well we are saying that there is no need to have this situation. We can produce the necessary jobs in this country in the rail industry. After all, we have been producing trains in regional Queensland for 150 years.

INTERVIEWER: Aurizon have said that their stopping what they’re doing here.  They’re shifting it other places which are more convenient for them and fits more in line with whatever their strategic objectives are. So while jobs have been lost here, there have been jobs created at Sarina.

 

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SUBJECTS: SENATE INQUIRY INTO RAIL MANUFACTURING, BUDGET CUTS TO UNIVERSITIES, LIBERAL DISUNITY.

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RADIO INTERVIEW
2HD NEWCASTLE
MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017

SUBJECT
S: SENATE INQUIRY INTO RAIL MANUFACTURING, BUDGET CUTS TO UNIVERSITIES, LIBERAL DISUNITY.

PRESENTER: Well we are talking trains now. At twenty to eight my guest who will be in Newcastle today for a Senate inquiry into the state of Australia’s rail industry with the spotlight shining in Newcastle.  Joining me now is Victorian Labor Senator Kim Carr who is on the line and has been waiting very patiently.

Good morning Senator.

SENATOR KIM CARR: Good morning

PRESENTER: Sorry to keep you waiting so long

CARR: No problem at all

PRESENTER: May day. Its May day today. We had a number of functions happen in Newcastle today including the birth of the Australian Labor Party going back I think to 1891 with the shearers strike up in Queensland. What’s the relevance of May day in 2017?

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SUBJECTS: SENATE INQUIRY INTO RAIL MANUFACTURING, BUDGET CUTS TO UNIVERSITIES.

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RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC NEWCASTLE 1233AM
MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017

SUBJECTS: SENATE INQUIRY INTO RAIL MANUFACTURING, BUDGET CUTS TO UNIVERSITIES.

PRESENTER:  Here in the Hunter rail is one of our most important industries as you’d be well aware – a huge amount of Australia’s manufacturing occurring in our own backyard. Today the Senate inquiry into the state of Australia’s rail industry is being held in Newcastle. The committee will be hearing from local workers, unions and firms, and Hunter rail workers will be rallying outside the inquiry this morning. Joining us in the studio is Senator Kim Carr, the Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

SENATOR KIM CARR: Good morning.

PRESENTER: If you’ll excuse the intended pun, how do you gauge the state of the national rail industry in 2017?

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SUBJECTS: 457 VISAS, GAS AND MANUFACTURING, LIBERAL DIVISION AND DYSFUNCTION.

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INTERVIEW
ABC MELBOURNE DRIVE
TUESDAY, 19 APRIL 2017

SUBJECTS: 457 VISAS, GAS AND MANUFACTURING, LIBERAL DIVISION AND DYSFUNCTION.

RAFAEL EPSTEIN: Part of Bill Shorten’s Shadow Cabinet he looks at innovation, industry science and research, Senator Kim Carr Labor Senator for Victoria. Good Afternoon.  

SENATOR KIM CARR: Good afternoon.

EPSTEIN: Do you like the sound of what the Government has proposed?

CARR: It is quite clear that the Minister has made it abundantly clear that this is a rebadging exercise.

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SUBJECTS: MALCOLM TURNBULL’S EVASIONS ON NAVAL SHIPBUILDING; SENATE INQUIRY INTO THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY ADELAIDE


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ADELAIDE

TUESDAY, 4 APRIL 2017

SUBJECTS: MALCOLM TURNBULL’S EVASIONS ON NAVAL SHIPBUILDING; SENATE INQUIRY INTO THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY

SENATOR KIM CARR: I’m chairing this Senate inquiry into Australia’s Naval shipbuilding. There are increasing numbers of companies and increasing numbers of Australians who are very concerned that there is no certainty for them about their place in what is a $90 billion program for the building of 54 ships in this country over the next forty years. This inquiry is about trying to evaluate those claims and trying to get the government to come clean on its commitments as to how much of that work will be done in Australia. 

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