The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee inquiry into the state of Australia’s rail industry will hold a public hearing in Newcastle tomorrow, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Cnr Wharf Road and Merewether Street, from 9am.
Labor congratulates Professor Sue Thomas on her appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (ARC).
This is a good appointment; Professor Thomas should enjoy the confidence of the research community upon whose voluntary labour the ARC depends on to work effectively.Read more
Labor supports the aims of the March for Science, an international movement advocating for the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge.
It is a disgrace that scientists and friends of science must take to the streets to defend the values of curiosity driven discovery, and the role of expertise in society.Read more
The ACCC chairman, Rod Sims, has confirmed what industrial gas users have been saying for months: the Turnbull Government’s gas crisis will see industry closures and job losses.
Speaking yesterday Mr Sims said the gas crisis now represents “the worst-case scenario.”
“We thought the market was going to get tight but this is worse than we expect.
Labor welcomes the announcement by Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy that he has accepted the recommendations of the Anti-Dumping Commissioner on dumped imports of A4 copy paper.
The Assistant Minister has finally acknowledged that Australian industry has been harmed by goods being sold in Australia below their normal value.Read more
It has been over 30 days since the Anti-Dumping Commission delivered its final report to the Turnbull Liberals with recommendations on the dumping of A4 copy paper from China, Indonesia, Brazil and Thailand.
According to the Government’s own factsheet the Minister has 30 days after the Anti-Dumping Commission delivers its final report to impose duties.
MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017
SUBJECTS: 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?Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
Yesterday Labor Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Mark Butler and Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Kim Carr, held a roundtable with manufacturing industry and worker representatives on the growing impacts of the national energy crisis on manufacturing.
Labor Shadow Ministers heard from participants how energy prices and access to gas were hurting jobs and investment across the manufacturing industry.Read more