Senator the Hon Tim Ayres Media Releases

Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Trade Tim Ayres will launch a new report today which details how adopting a more nationally coordinated approach to rail procurement could help grow Australia’s rail industry.

The Australian Government welcomes the announcement of Downer as the preferred supplier to manufacture 65 next generation trains as part of the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program.

A $3 million investment is set to build Australia’s manufacturing capability and create around 300 jobs at an advanced technology manufacturer in east Melbourne.

The Australian Government is taking steps to make it easier for Australian consumers to know where seafood products come from.

The Australian Government will appoint an advocate to help deliver the National Rail Manufacturing Plan, which will help grow local manufacturing of safe, fast and sustainable rail.

Fruit Growers Tasmania has today launched TASMANIAN GROWN, a digital showcase of horticultural produce while participating at Asia Fruit Logistica 2022 in Bangkok. 

Joint media release with Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator the Hon Murray Watt
The Albanese Government will provide $1.6 million to deliver its election commitment to introduce Country of Origin Labelling in the seafood industry. 

Joint media release with Member for Parramatta Dr Andrew Charlton MP
Assistant Minister for Manufacturing Tim Ayres and Member for Parramatta Dr Andrew Charlton toured Rheem Australia’s factory in Sydney on Thursday, using the visit to highlight the Government’s commitment to developing the manufacturing industry in Australia.

This week I will travel to Bali, Indonesia to lead Australia’s delegation to the G20 Tourism and Agriculture Ministerial Meetings.

Solutions to the national shortage of skilled labour and building back Australia’s industrial base will be high on the agenda for the Assistant Manufacturing Minister Tim Ayres who will chair a special Jobs and Skills Roundtable for Australian Heavy Industry today.