Senator Kim Carr has been a Labor Senator representing Victoria for close to three decades.
Kim is the longest serving member of the Australian Senate. In that time he has been a Minister and Shadow Minister in the areas as diverse as economic, higher education, indigenous affairs, human services and defence policy.
There is a common thread that joins all those areas – innovation policy.
Innovation policy is not just about the latest trends. It is about the future of Australia – for all of us.
Nor is it just a matter of backing great ideas or promoting the next cool initiative. It is about applying a thoughtful, integrated systems approach to everything Australians do, fostering an environment in which great ideas and initiatives will thrive.
For Labor, innovation policy applies not just to a small section of the economy, but to every enterprise and town. It applies not just to industry, but to universities and TAFEs, research institutes, the public service and the community sector.
As a Senator for Victoria Kim will work with industry, unions and researchers to develop a 21st century industrial structure that will ensure prosperity for all Australians.