Industry, Energy & Science

A flexible and inclusive industry policy is crucial to our economic future and creating jobs.

There are many challenges to sections of Australia’s industry particularly from the mining boom.

The mining bubble is driving up the Australian dollar and hurting other sectors of the economy particularly manufacturing, education, and tourism.

Industry policy must assist industry with these challenges and support investment in innovation that can help these industries survive and flourish.

Innovation is central to the transformation of economy as we move to a sustainable clean energy economy.


Manufacturing taskforce: jobs for Illawarra and Hunter if Govt acts

16 Aug 2012

The Hunter and Illawarra regions could receive a strong boost from the recommendations of the Manufacturing Industry Taskforce report released today, if the federal government backs key initiatives such as a strong local content rules, a sovereign wealth fund and training and energy efficiency measures, says Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon.


Manufacturing taskforce backs Greens call for Sovereign Wealth Fund inquiry

16 Aug 2012

Greens will move in Parliament to implement the Manufacturing Taskforce's recommendation for an inquiry into a Sovereign Wealth Fund.


R&D changes not on: Bandt

10 Aug 2012

Any attempt to water down research and development tax concessions will be resisted by the Greens


Cash for yesterday's technology instead of tomorrow's

03 Aug 2012

$90 million to subsidise brown coal makes no economic or environmental sense. The best way to support the Latrobe Valley is to invest in re-skilling and seed funding for the clean energy economy as the world moves away from fossil fuels.


SKA decision good for Australian Science

26 May 2012

Adam Bandt, has welcomed the decision to include Australia as a site for the Square Kilometer Array astronomy project.


Fee hike for maths and science stupid: Bandt

23 May 2012

Adam has criticised a government bill to almost double uni fees for maths and science students introduced into Parliament today.


Qantas decision threatens maintenance future for Australia: Bandt

21 May 2012

Greens Deputy Leader and industry spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says Qantas' decision to cut 500 heavy maintenance jobs threatens the future of airline maintenance in Australia.


Synchrotron funding long overdue: Bandt

28 Mar 2012

Adam Bandt has welcomed continued funding for the Australian Synchrotron


Govt auto assistance fails to shift gears to electric cars: Bandt

22 Mar 2012

Greens MP and industry spokesperson says the government cannot continue to prop up the failing car industry without commitments from the industry to move to electric vehicles.


Bandt calls for car industry assistance to go electric

22 Mar 2012

Adam Bandt outlines Greens plan for car assistance to drive the shift to electric vehicles

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