National Reconstruction Fund Board meets for the first time

The Albanese Government’s National Reconstruction Fund Corporation is up and running, with legislation commencing today and its independent Board meeting for the first time.

The NRF Board will make independent decisions to provide loans, guarantees or equity to Australian-based investments in seven priority areas of the Australian economy.  

The NRF will help Australia be a country that makes things again.

The NRF will enhance Australia’s resilience by strengthening local manufacturing capabilities, improve Australia’s ability to capture value adding opportunities, create secure jobs and support the commercialisation of Australian innovation and technology.

Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic will join the NRF Board as a guest for its first meeting.  

Quotes attributable to the Hon Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science:

"As of today, the NRF Corporation is officially up and running.

“Our government is ambitious for the NRF Board to deliver great things for Australian industry and manufacturing.

“Each of the eight independent Board members bring the skills needed to strengthen Australian manufacturing and our industrial capabilities.  

“The government has brought together a strong mix of skills and experiences from all parts of the nation to help ensure the NRF delivers for Australians.