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Senator the Hon Kim Carr. Minister for Manufacturing. Minister for Defence Materiel.

Minister Kim Carr


Manufacturing is an integral part of the Australian economy. It provides jobs for about a million Australians and is central to innovation, accounting for over one quarter of all Business Expenditure in R&D.

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R&D Tax IncentiveR&D Tax Incentive all set to support Australian businesses

Information sessions, held across Australia in September and October, will help businesses learn how to access and best use the new R&D Tax Incentive to drive the development of new ideas, products and processes.

Automotive factory: copyright Shutterstock.comAutomotive industry and manufacturing 

Senator Kim Carr told ABC News 24 the automotive industry is absolutely vital to the future of manufacturing in Australia. .

Cover art for Tomorrow: Quality jobs - Australia's future

Tomorrow: Quality jobs - Australia's future

Australian manufacturing is retooling and reskilling to provide Australian jobs for tomorrow. Read more in Tomorrow: Quality jobs - Australia's future [PDF 1.65MB].  

Minister Kim CarrSenator Carr's archived media items

You can access previous announcements and media releases for Senator Kim Carr.


Friday, 2 March 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.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Interview with Senator Carr about employment, government support for manufacturing and the role of the automotive sector.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Manufacturing Minister Senator Kim Carr answers a question in the Senate relating to the Australian automotive industry.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Manufacturing Minister Senator Carr was interviewed on ABC Radio's AM programs about government support for the automotive industry.
Friday, 3 February 2012


Manufacturing Minister Senator Kim Carr was interviewed on Bloomberg TV about conditions for Australian industry.
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