With colleagues from the Australian Construction Industry Forum this week, the AMCA walked the halls of parliament this week to meet with key political figures on important issues for the building and construction industry.
Members met with included:
- Senator Pat Conroy, Assistant Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, who is likely to increase in prominence should Labor get elected in May;
- Advisers to Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister and current Minister for Infrastructure in the Coalition Government;
- The Chief of Staff for Senator Kim Carr, who is likely to assume the industry portfolio and chairmanship of the Building Ministers’ Forum should Labor win government;
- Hon. Anthony Albanese, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure;
- The Hon. Karen Andrews, the recently appointment Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, who has takeover as Chair of the Building Ministers’ Forum.
The purpose of the meetings was to highlight the need for greater leadership—from all sides of politics—on issues affecting the building industry, including building standards, quality and performance, innovation, procurement processes, conditions of contract and payment terms.