TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S FAILURE TO MATCH LABOR’S $150 MILLION UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA INVESTMENT, LABOR’S $2,500 STUDENT GUARANTEE, ANDREW NIKOLIC FAILING ON HIGHER EDUCATION

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW
INVERESK
THURSDAY, 2 JUNE 2016

SUBJECTS: Turnbull Government’s failure to match Labor’s $150 million University of Tasmania investment, Labor’s $2,500 student guarantee, Andrew Nikolic failing on higher education

LABOR CANDIDATE FOR BASS, ROSS HART: I welcome everybody here today to Inveresk, which is the heart of Labor’s positive plan for Northern Tasmania and Tasmania as a whole. We have the Bill bus here today as well as Senator Kim Carr and other members of the Labor team to talk about our positive policies for the nation and our positive policies for this area. Of course, Inveresk is the centre of our plan for the redevelopment of Northern Tasmania with the relocation of the university campus from Newnham to Inveresk. I’d like to Senator Helen Polley

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LABOR’S POSITIVE PLAN FOR GEORGE TOWN; $100,000 DEGREES; LABOR’S $150 MILLION COMMITMENT TO BOOST JOBS AND EDUCATION IN TASMANIA; MANUFACTURING; COMPANY TAX CUTS; GREENS/LIBERAL DEALS.

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RADIO INTERVIEW
TASMANIA TALKS
THURSDAY, 02 JUNE 2016

 

SUBJECT/S: Labor’s positive plan for George Town; $100,000 degrees; Labor’s $150 million commitment to boost jobs and education in Tasmania; manufacturing; company tax cuts; Greens/Liberal deals.

JOURNALIST: Senator Carr is the Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry. He’s a Victorian Senator, obviously from the Labor Party and he joins me in the studio now. Senator Carr g’day, how are you going?

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AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING; PENALTY RATES; VOTE COMPASS.

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INTERVIEW
ABC RADIO AM
MONDAY, 16 MAY 2016

SUBJECT/S: Automotive manufacturing; Penalty rates; Vote Compass.    

 

MICHAEL BRISSENEDEN, HOST: Car industry workers struggling to find a new job will receive support from a Labor Government under a new jobs package. Opposition leader Bill Shorten is kicking off week two of the election campaign in Geelong, where he will commit $59 million to a manufacturing jobs package. He's also vowing to work with the Victorian and South Australian Governments to deliver new jobs in the areas worst affected by the death of the motor vehicle industry. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will start the week in Western Australia, where the focus will be on ship building. For more I'm joined live in our Melbourne studio by Victorian Senator and Shadow Minister for Innovation and Industry, Kim Carr. Senator Carr, welcome to the program.

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AUTO MANUFACTURING; MARRIAGE EQUALITY; VOTE COMPASS.

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INTERVIEW
ABC TV NEWS BREAKFAST
MONDAY, 16 MAY 2016

SUBJECT/S: Auto manufacturing; Marriage equality; Vote compass.  

 

MICHAEL ROWLAND, HOST: This involves a pot of money for those workers displaced by the closure of the car companies. What are you trying to do here? 

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: We are trying to ensure that there's ongoing employment. Not just a question of training, but of ongoing jobs, high quality jobs and the automotive industry has provided that for a very long time. We want to provide money for companies that want to stay in the automotive industry and to be able to make sure that they're able to adapt to new contracts, particularly international contracts. We also want to provide assistance to attract new investment in advanced manufacturing. We're about providing opportunities for jobs in manufacturing. 

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CSIRO CUTS

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TV INTERVIEW
ABC LATELINE
WEDNESDAY, 20 APRIL 2016

SUBJECT/S: CSIRO CUTS  

 

TONY JONES: Now we head back to Canberra, Senator Kim Carr, the Shadow Minister for Innovation was at that public meeting about the CSIRO. He joins us now. You've heard what the Minister just said. He's got a solution to this problem of the CSIRO sacking its climate scientists.

SENATOR KIM CARR: We'll wait and see what actually happens here. We're not hearing anything about the money. You have to bear in mind that all our scientific agencies have been cut by this Government, $3 billion has been taken out of our innovation budgets across government in the Commonwealth and, of course, the bureau is one agency, like all the other science agencies, that has been reduced. So they lost $10 million and now it's being suggested that they will take on these additional people without any money. That simply won't happen.

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LABOR’S STEEL PLAN

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RADIO INTERVIEW

ABC NORTH AND WEST SA 

FRIDAY, 15 APRIL 2016

 

SUBJECT/S: Labor’s Steel Plan  

 

JOURNALIST: Yesterday as we were finishing our program, Bill Shorten and Shadow Industry Minister Kim Carr were in Port Kembla where of course BlueScope steel still operates and they released a six point plan, Labor’s steel plan going forward to the 2016 election. Now it is in the context of obviously some pretty horrendous financial conditions for Arrium, who have gone into administration over the past couple of weeks.

 

If  you haven’t been listening we have been covering it to quite some detail, now the six points essentially move in the opposite direction that the Liberal Government is talking about. The Liberal Government as we have heard from Dave Noonan at the CFMEU this morning, have been particularly keen on free trade deals across the world. Well the Labor plan will take us in a slightly more protectionist direction reducing cost for local producers, while keeping the costs a little bit higher for importers, to tell us a little bit more and to  answer a couple of questions is Shadow Industry and Innovation Minster, Kim Carr, good morning.       

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Australia’s steel industry/ The blowout in HELP debt/ CSIRO cuts

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PRESS CONFERENCE

PARLIAMENT HOUSE

THURSDAY, 8 APRIL 2016

SUBJECT/S: Australia’s steel industry/the blowout in HELP debt/CSIRO cuts

 

CARR: It is a particularly sad day for Australian industry that Arrium’s been put into administration. It is quite clear the banks have got what they want in regard to forcing this circumstance. The word ‘voluntary administration’ here is somewhat of a euphemism.

I have been part of a Senate inquiry that’s been looking into the steel industry since November of last year and we were at Whyalla 48 hours ago, so we have had an opportunity to talk to the main players directly.

I am confident that the Australian steel industry will survive. I am confident that Arrium can trade its way out of its difficulties, if the right policy settings are put in place.

The fact remains that Arrium has a massive debt level. But decisions have been taken by management over a long period of time to produce this outcome.

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DOORSTOP: HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT AMENDMENT (VET FEE-HELP) BILL 2015

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DOORSTOP
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP) Bill 2015

 

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: The Senate has commenced debate on the VET FEE-HELP Bill and at one minute to midnight this government has proposed a series of amendments to their own legislation reflecting the deep crisis within the vocational education and training system and the final recognition by this government that there is a desperate need for action by government.

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DOORSTOP SENATE DOORS: SHONKS AND SHARKS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH CUTS, TEACHER TRAINING

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DOORSTOP

SENATE DOORS

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA  

TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Shonks and sharks in vocational education, science and research cuts, teacher training. 

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: Today the Senate has an opportunity to turn off the tap to these rogue operators, operating within the vocational education system. We have an opportunity today for the Senate to take firm action to stop the rorts and rip-offs that are occurring in the vocational education system. We have an opportunity today to put a cap on the lifetime fees and loans that people will be incurring, and to put a cap on the price that colleges can charge.

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DOORSTOP SENATE DOORS SHONKS AND SHARKS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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SENATE DOORS

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA  

THURSDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Shonks and sharks in vocational education.

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY:  I’m very, very concerned about the blowout in the cost of our vocational education program and the failure of the government to deal with the widespread rorting of the loan program. This has seen the costs of the program increase by 100 percent in one year; where we have seen the number of students being enrolled in these programs increase by 100 percent; where we are seeing the rates of loans increase by 100 per cent in one year. Now, these are all things that are happening under this government.

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