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.


Government should reject Commission recipe for ‘carmageddon’

31 Jan 2014

Adam Bandt says the government should reject the recommendations of a Productivity Commission paper on government assistance to car makers


Questions on Notice to ANSTO - expenses and appointments

29 Jan 2014

Further questions to ANSTO on staffing, appointments, expenses and operations.


PM Abbott’s Holden fund a band-aid on an open wound

18 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens say the Prime Minister’s announcement of a $100 million fund for Victoria and South Australia is no guarantee of future jobs after the closure of Holden factories.


The future of Holden in South Australia

09 Dec 2013

Senator Penny Wright on how Holden can continue in South Australia by taking a sustainable approach focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart technology and innovation.


Estimates: Car manufacturing subsidies questions

21 Nov 2013

Senator Penny Wright asks questions relating to car manufacturing subsidies. 


CSIRO job cuts are economic vandalism: Bandt

08 Nov 2013

Adam Bandt says CSIRO cuts would amount to economic vandalism and again prove the anti-science bias of the government.


Greens will move to review flawed and dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

08 Oct 2013

Prime Minister Abbott should immediately stop the clock on negotiations over the secret text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which threatens to further extend the power of foreign multinational companies.


WA Business, Bob Brown and the Greens stand up for the clean energy economy

04 Sep 2013

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam, former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and NZ Greens spokesperson for Energy Gareth Hughes MP united with key members of the WA renewable energy industry today to warn against an attack on renewable energy policy following Saturday's Federal election.


Securing Our Future: Boosting Australian Research

20 Aug 2013

The Greens will boost Australian investment in research and innovation to 3% of GDP by 2020, boost research councils, reverse Labor's cuts to research funding and more.


Gas and oil debate ignores Western Australia’s solar potential

16 Aug 2013

"While the Premier attacks the Prime Minister for supposedly threatening his gas ambitions, and Kevin Rudd talks about making Perth an oil and gas headquarters, both Labor and the Liberals are ignoring Western Australia's huge solar potential," said Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam.

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