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Manufacturing taskforce to meet next month

25-10-2011
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The Prime Minister’s new Manufacturing Taskforce will meet for the first time early next month.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Innovation and Industry Minister Senator Kim Carr announced the membership of the taskforce at the recent Future Jobs Forum.

The main aim of the new 23-member Taskforce is devise a strategy plan to assist manufacturers to adapt to changes in the economy, including the rise of Asia.

Senator Carr said the Taskforce would help strengthen local firms and assist the manufacturing sector to “move up the value chain.”

“To do this we need to build the skills and innovation that the sector needs for a new era of manufacturing,” Senator Carr said.

Prime Minister Gillard will chair the taskforce, with Minister Carr as deputy chair. 

Other senior ministers will also play an active role on the taskforce.

Membership of the new group includes manufacturing industry leaders, academics and unions.  

Senator Kim Carr said the new taskforce would help ensure manufacturing remains a key part of our economy for generations to come.

“It will identify a plan for how best to leverage existing efforts, including Government policies and programs, to best capture the opportunities and respond to the challenges facing manufacturing,” Senator Carr said.
 
Prime Ministers Taskforce on Manufacturing – Members
 
Government

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister (Chair)
Senator the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Deputy Chair)
The Hon Wayne Swan MP, Deputy Prime Minister
Senator the Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations
Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Finance and Deregulation
The Hon Craig Emerson, Minister for Trade
The Hon Jason Clare MP, Minister for Defence Materiel
 
Industry

Mr Philip Binns, Vice President and General Manager, Agilent Technologies
Mr Geoff Plummer, CEO, OneSteel
Mr Ian Thomas, President, Boeing
Ms Heather Ridout, CEO, AiG
Mr Mike Devereux, Chairman and Managing Director, Holden
Mr Chris Jenkins MD Thales
Mr Phil Butler, MD, Textor Technologies
 
Unions

Mr Jeff Lawrence, ACTU
Mr Paul Howes, National Secretary, Australian Workers Union
Mr David Oliver, National Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
Mr Michael O’Connor, CFMEU
Mr Charlie Donnelly, NUW
Ms Michele O’Neil, TCFUA
 
Science and Technology

Professor Roy Green, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Business, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Megan Clark, Chief Executive, CSIRO
Professor Jonathan West, AIRC, University of Tasmania

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