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Industry welcomes new Labor Shadow Ministry

Friday, 18 October 2013

Media Release

 Medicines Australia today congratulated the new Labor Shadow Ministers on their appointments.

“I’d like to congratulate the Hon Bill Shorten MP on being elected as Leader of the Labor Party,” said Medicines Australia Chief Executive, Dr Brendan Shaw.

“We look forward to working with him and his team on the important issues facing the Australian medicines industry and we welcome his personal interest in taking on the science portfolio.

Medicines Australia also congratulated former Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, on her election as Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

“We welcome today’s announcements of the Opposition’s new team who the industry will be working with,” Dr Shaw said.

“We look forward to working with the Hon Catherine King MP as Shadow Minister for Health and congratulate her on her appointment. We have worked with Ms King in her previous capacity as Parliamentary Secretary for Health and look forward to continuing the good working relationship we have.

“We’re also pleased with the appointment of Senator the Hon Kim Carr as Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry, who continues in the portfolio post-election. Senator Carr has much experience of the Australian medicines industry’s issues and we welcome his appointment.

“Congratulations also to Senator the Hon Penny Wong on her appointment to the important portfolio of Trade and Investment and to the Hon Shayne Neumann MP on his appointment as Shadow Minister for Ageing.

“We look forward to working with these and other Shadow Ministerial appointments in the future to progress the health, innovation and industry development issues confronting Australia’s medicines industry.”

-ENDS-

Contact Person:

Alex Chapman
Phone: (02) 8281 3204
Email:
alex@ogilvyprhealth.com

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