The Tech Council of Australia (TCA) acknowledges the Australian Labor Party, who have announced a majority Government and outlined incoming ministerial positions.
Technology industry advocate, the Hon. Ed Husic, has been appointed Minister for Industry and Science, he joins Cabinet in this role.
Kate Pounder, CEO of the TCA said, “Mr Husic has been a long-time supporter of the industry and we are delighted to see someone with his knowledge of the industry and insight into its crucial issues be appointed to such a crucial portfolio.”
TCA worked with Australia’s new Prime Minister, the Hon. Anthony Albanese, prior to his appointment when he committed to support the goal of having 1.2 million people in tech jobs by 2030.
“Setting this goal on behalf of Government matters because it sends a clear signal to Australians that employers will sign-up to create these jobs, and there is a shared commitment to help Australians work in them, including through reskilling and training opportunities.” Ms Pounder said.
“Alongside Mr Husic we also welcome the Hon Clare O’Neil, Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber security.” Ms Pounder said.
“We look forward to working Mr Husic, Ms O’Neil, as well as other crucial members of the Government including Jason Clare, Brendan O’Connor, Michelle Rowland and Tim Watts, to further grow the Australian technology sector and create Australian jobs.”
“We want to partner to create great jobs for Australians, and to make sure the right training is in place to help Australians get into them,” Ms Pounder said.
“The Tech Council of Australia will actively work to partner with Government to make sure every Australian can have access to a well-paid, secure, flexible job in the tech industry.”
About the TCA
The Technology Council of Australia launched in 2021 with a clear vision to ensure the tech sector plays a critical role in Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The TCA has said the biggest and most urgent risk to the goal of employing one million people in tech sector jobs by 2025 is acute labour shortages facing the tech sector. That means we must act now to ensure we can fill the new tech jobs we’re creating in Australia over the next four years. Three goals for the tech sector in Australia:
- Employ 1.2 million people in tech-related jobs by 2030
- Contribute $250 billion to GDP from tech-related activity by 2030
- Make Australia the best place to start and scale a company
Sofia Polak, Harry Communications
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