The Federal Government today announced an Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda.
Speaking at a press conference in Canberra, the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and the Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, announced a series of measures to life apprenticeship rates and encourage employee share ownership. The plan also aims to promote science and technology skills in school, reform the 457 visas programme, and establish Industry Growth Centres.
- Listen to the joint press conference with Tony Abbott and Ian Macfarlane (37m – transcript below)
- Watch Abbott and Macfarlane (37m)
Statement from Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry.
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