ABC GIPPSLAND BREAKFAST WITH AMBER IRVING-GUTHRIE
WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE 2021
SUBJECT: Government procurement of Australian made paper.
AMBER IRVING-GUTHRIE, HOST: Under the cover of the covid-19 pandemic, many Government departments reduced the proportion of office stationery produced in Australia – printing paper, exercise books, you get the idea. For Opal Australian Paper, one of the biggest employers in the Valley, the double whammy of lockdown reductions and reduced demand stung. But now the Government has backflipped and committed to using only local paper in its offices. We reached out to Opal Australian Paper for an interview. They declined, but we have Victorian Labor Senator Kim Carr, who’s been part of the campaign to procure Australian stationery. Good morning, thanks for being on the program.
ABC SOUTHWEST VICTORIA WITH JEREMY LEE
WEDNESDAY, 24 MARCH 2021
SUBJECTS: Ryan Corner Wind Farm; Snowy Hydro; workplace culture in Parliament House.
JEREMY LEE, HOST: Before we talk about that, though, last week we learned that Keppel Prince in Portland would be laying off 42 workers after the contract to build the wind towers for the Ryan Corner wind farm went to an overseas firm. That's raised questions about whether there should be quotas on this sort of manufacturing, forcing wind farm companies to perhaps use Australian manufacturers. This question came up at a Senate estimates hearing on Monday.
And Victorian Senator Kim Carr was asking these questions and indeed is with us this morning. Senator Kim Carr welcome to you.
ABC SOUTH EAST SA
THURSDAY, 29 AUGUST 2019
SUBJECTS: Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019.
SELINA GREEN, PRESENTER: Now the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 is set to be up for debate in Parliament next week. It has certainly been proven to be contentious on both sides of the argument. There are some concerns being voiced about the impact this legislation could have even in circumstance that could hurt farmers. Australian Labor Party Senator Kim Carr has questioned whether the provisions of the bill might actually be used against farmers – for example, if you are a farmer who has been involved in a group like Lock the Gate Alliance. Senator Carr has asked whether those in favour of the Bill have considered the implications. Senator Carr joins me now, Senator Carr, good morning and welcome to the program.
ABC NEWS RADIO
WEDNESDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2018
SUBJECTS: GOVERNMENT REJECTION OF ARC GRANTS.
STEVE CHASE: Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced an interest test for the grant application process, will ensure that taxpayers can have confidence in how their money is spent. His call for full transparency comes after his predecessor blocked funding for 11 projects already approved by the independent research council. Kim Carr is the Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and he joins us now. Senator Carr thanks for coming on.
ABC ILLAWARA MONDAY 30 JULY 2018
SUBJECTS: Manufacturing, Anti-Dumping Commission, By-election results
ABC NATIONAL WRAP
SUNDAY 8 JULY 2018
SUBJECTS: Political Retirements, The Senate, By-Elections.
GREG JENNETT: With the retirements that we know about already the ranks of Labor MPs with actual experience in Government are clearly shrinking, Kim Carr will soon be the longest serving member of the Senate and he has seen a lot of turnover in the upper house in recent years and he reckons too much for the Senate’s own good.
Kim Carr welcome to National Wrap. A bits happened this week in your own party in particular. We have seen Jenny Macklin announce her intention to leave at the next election, Michael Danby too. This is significant turn over and a reminder perhaps for political mortality for all of you.Read more
SUBJECTS: Advanced Manufacturing Future Fund, Energy crisis, Higher Education, UN Human Rights Council, Newspoll.Add your reaction Share
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more