NEW FEDERAL MINISTRY
In December last year, Malcolm Turnbull announced changes to the Federal Ministry with a new line-up that reflects an increased focus on Jobs and Innovation.
Senator Hon. Michaelia Cash will remain the Cabinet representative for the employment portfolio in the new ‘super ministry’ of Jobs and Innovation. Minister Cash will be supported by Craig Laundy as Minister for Small and Family Business, Workplace and Deregulation and Senator Zed Seselja as Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.
RCSA looks forward to working with the Ministers in their new capacities to help them better understand the challenges and priorities for our members, and to advocate on your behalf to ensure the needs of the sector are reflected in considerations in Canberra.
We have already established a strong working relationship with Minister Cash’s office, which we are confident will continue in her new role. Minister Laundy comes to the new role from a background in small business and has long been a proponent for business and the workplace in Parliament and the media. We look forward to introducing him to RCSA early in the new year.