Federal Minister for Industry and Science
The Hon Ed Husic MP is the Federal Minister for Industry and Science and has been the Member for Chifley since 2010. Rebuilding Australia’s manufacturing capacity and delivering secure, rewarding and well-paid jobs to Australians is of the highest priority for Mr Husic. Mr Husic has a strong and ongoing interest in the Australian tech and digital sector, and has been vocal about the need for the country to think ahead about the impact of technology on jobs and communities – to help industry prepare and capitalise on future opportunities. Before entering Federal Parliament Mr Husic worked in roles spanning the private and public sectors, including as National President of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union and at Integral Energy (now Endeavour Energy).
At the Mindfields Automation Summit (MAS) 2023, Paul Smith, Technology Editor at AFR, engaged in a fireside chat with Hon. Ed Husic MP, Federal Minister for Industry & Science. Below are the key takeaways from the session.