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Ai Group comment on appointment of new Industry Minister

"Ai Group welcomes the appointment of Arthur Sinodinos as the new Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox said today.

"Senator Sinodinos has a whole-of-Government perspective from his many years in Canberra that will equip him well in dealing with the diverse challenges facing industry.

"He will doubtless be a strong advocate for industry and understands that success will require industry policies complemented by reforms and improvements to policies around taxation, workplace relations, skills and energy.

"On innovation, the new Minister has also worked closely with successive governments on the development of R&D policies and he would appreciate the value of research to industry success and the disruption that can be caused by too much change in this area.

"We thank outgoing Minister, Greg Hunt, who has been a great support for industry and has been highly accessible and consultative. This approach will serve him well in his new role," Mr Willox said.

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