AUSTRALIAN PAPER INDUSTRY STILL WAITING ON TENTERHOOKS

It has been 21 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.

The report is yet to be released and industry are still waiting on tenterhooks for the Government to respond to the Commission’s recommendations. 

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UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDS NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING AGENDA

The Senate Economics Committee inquiry on the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry held public hearings in Perth on Monday and in Adelaide on Tuesday.

These hearings have thrown more doubt on the Liberal’s commitment to a truly national shipbuilding industry that will create Australian jobs and work for Australian supply chain companies. 

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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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SENATE INQUIRY INTO NAVAL SHIP BUILDING INDUSTRY IN ADELAIDE

The Senate Economics Committee’s inquiry into the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry will hold a public hearing in Adelaide today, at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley, 65 Hindley Street, from 10am.

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BUSINESSES STILL STUCK IN LIMBO AFTER ANOTHER YEAR OF R&D TAX UNCERTAINTY

Today marks the one year anniversary since the Review of the R&D Tax Incentive was handed to the Turnbull Liberals – but innovative companies still have no idea whether the Government is planning yet more cuts to the scheme.

On 4 April 2016, Mr Bill Ferris, Dr Alan Finkel and Mr John Fraser handed their review to the then Minister for Industry, Christopher Pyne. 

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

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PERTH

MONDAY, 3 APRIL 2017

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

 

SENATOR KIM CARR: I’m chairing the committee here today.  We are hearing from the West Australian Government to try and nail down the promises that the government in Canberra made to the people of Western Australia during the recent state election. They promised $100 million for infrastructure but it is not clear about where that money is going or where that is coming from.

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SENATE INQUIRY INTO NAVAL SHIP BUILDING INDUSTRY HEADS WEST

The Senate Economics Committee’s inquiry into the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry will hold a public hearing in Perth tomorrow, at the Mercure Hotel, 10 Irwin Street, from 8:45am.

The inquiry with hear evidence from:

 

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AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL STILL LEADERLESS AND SHORT-CHANGED

Australia’s research funding council is still without a CEO ten months after the former CEO, Professor Adrian Byrne, gave the Turnbull Government notice of his resignation from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

This comes on top of the ARC having had $187 million – in real terms – cut from its budget since 2013/14.

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LIBS CANNOT HIDE THEIR TRACK RECORD ON SCIENCE

Labor welcomes today’s science statement by the Turnbull Government – but this is not difficult given that it has no plan to do anything.

But the Australian science and research community will not be fooled by the Minister’s empty words and platitudes.

This is a statement without any plan for action, nor the resourcing required to meet its limited ambitions.  

Words are cheap but it is deeds that matter.

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LIBERALS ALL TALK AND NO ACTION ON SHIPS AND SUBS

Last night the Turnbull Liberals tabled a report that contains little more than motherhood statements about the level of local industry engagement in Australia’s naval shipbuilding and submarine projects.

 

The report was tabled in the Senate in response to interim reports from the Economics Committee inquiry on the Future of Australia’s shipbuilding industry.

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