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
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