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2/03/2012
Statement on new portfolio arrangements
Senator the Hon Kim Carr would like to thank the many friends of the Australian industry who have worked with him over the past four years.

29/02/2012
Preferred tenderer announced for Anzac frigate maintenance
A $300 million maintenance and repair contract for the Anzac Class Frigates was awarded to Naval Ship Management Australia today.

2/02/2012
CHANGES TO GM HOLDEN'S SHIFT ARRANGEMENTS
The Industry and Innovation Minister, Greg Combet, and the Manufacturing Minister Kim Carr, have described GM Holden's revision of shift arrangements as unfortunate but understandable given the impact of the high Australian dollar on automotive exports.

23/01/2012
TOYOTA RESTRUCTURING
Heightened global competition and the strong Australian dollar make it even more important that governments continue to support the local automotive industry to retain core capabilities and a skilled workforce.

18/01/2012
MR ABBOTT HANGS UP HIS FLUORO VEST AND WALKS
Tony Abbott today finally told the truth. The Opposition Leader does not support the car industry.

10/01/2012
$103 MILLION UPGRADE FOR FORD FALCON AND TERRITORY
The Commonwealth will provide $34 million towards a total investment of over $103 million to boost the fuel efficiency and emissions performance in the Ford Falcon and the Ford Territory.

10/01/2012
DETROIT MEETINGS TO SUPPORT AUSTRALIAN AUTOMOTIVE FUTURE
Manufacturing Minister Senator Kim Carr and South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill met with senior executives in Detroit to ensure the interests of our automotive sector are properly represented.

20/12/2011
ADVOCATES HARD AT WORK FOR AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY
Highly regarded clean technologies developer, Dr Marc Newson, has been appointed as the Federal Government’s Clean Technologies Supplier Advocate.

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