Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science looks forward to AIRAH collaboration  

AIRAH has received a letter from the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos AO, acknowledging the Institute’s contribution to the HVAC&R industry. 

Following a cabinet reshuffle in mid-January, Senator Arthur Sinodinos took the reins on the federal government’s Industry, Innovation and Science portfolios, taking over from Greg Hunt, now Minister for Health and for Sport. 

Amid the reshuffle, AIRAH was quick to congratulate Sinodinos on his new post, while also highlighting the Institute’s strategic direction and commitment to the industry. 

“AIRAH’s continuing healthy relationship with the government of the day is of utmost importance,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH. “We are looking forward to the Senator’s tenure as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and hope we can work collaboratively towards the greater good of the industry.”

In his letter, the Minister thanked AIRAH for its best wishes, and praised the continuing efforts being made to lower emissions and to elevate the industry.

“I recognise the importance of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration sector to the Australian economy, and the critical role it plays in improving energy efficiency,” wrote Minister Sinodinos. “I look forward to working with AIRAH to continue to improve our built environment.”

The Minister believes there are many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead across his remit, and hopes a collaborative approach will work to benefit all. 

“As a lifelong supporter of Australian industry and jobs, I come to the portfolio with the goal of developing an innovation ecosystem that drives productivity and creates the jobs of the future,” he wrote. “Across every sector, from small enterprises to big businesses, Australians have no shortage of ideas. Our best minds are at the cutting edge of so many industries, and have enormous potential in countless more.”

Says Gleeson: “In addition to working with Senator Sinodinos, AIRAH will continue its current dialogue with Assistant Minister Craig Laundry, who is responsible for the building industry, and with Minister Josh Frydenberg, Minster for the Environment and Energy.”