Canberra Manager’s Forum with Ministerial Keynote by the Hon. Ed Husic MP
Following the election Ed Husic was appointed to the portfolio of Innovation and Science which, among other policy areas, incorporated the former digital economy strategy and critical technologies coordination for government. He also has dual responsibility for the Made in Australia Office. The Minister is responsible for AI, Quantum and Robotics policy development and the delivery of the $15b National Reconstruction Fund (NRF), alongside broader industry and science policy. This pre-budget address will outline the Minister’s agenda covering the Technology and Digital policies in his portfolio.
The Hon. Ed Husic MP
Minister for Industry and Science
Department of Industry and Science
Based in Western Sydney, Ed Husic was elected to the House of Representatives as the Federal Member for Chifley in 2010.
Before entering Parliament, he held several roles within the public and private sector including National President of the Communications Electrical Plumbing Union. Prior to this he was employed with Integral Energy (now Endeavour Energy); a major national energy retailer and NSW based electricity distributor.
In 2021 Ed was promoted to the Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation. He has had a long-standing interest in the impact of tech on our economy and community and his portfolio appointments and parliamentary interests have focused on this. For several years, he has been part of the Federal Opposition’s team developing policies to promote early stage and digital innovation.
In the former Labor Government, Ed held the positions of Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Parliamentary Secretary for Broadband.
Ed was raised in Western Sydney, educated locally, and graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Applied Communications).
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