June 6, 2022

IBSA Group congratulates the new Federal Labor government and is committed to working with them to boost Australia’s Manufacturing sector through a skilled workforce.

As a not-for-profit organisation, with members from across industry including associations and unions, IBSA is a long-time shaper of workforce skills and supporter of the manufacturing industry.

Sharon Robertson, IBSA CEO stated, “Every employer we speak to has skills and training as one of the top issues impacting their success. The strong commitments outlined by the Labor government to supporting skills and training will be widely welcomed and IBSA will play its part in ensuring the success of the key workforce development initiatives.”

IBSA wishes the new ministers in its sectors, Brendan O’Connor (Skills and Training), Ed Husic (Industry and Science), Tony Burke (Employment and Workplace Relations), Jason Clare (Education), Tanya Plibersek (Environment and Water) and Senator Tim Ayres (Manufacturing) every success and will work to develop productive relationships with all of them.

Additionally, it is keen to work closely with Jobs and Skills Australia, the new body that will strengthen workforce planning and vocational education.

IBSA looks forward to working collaboratively with the Ministers and Government departments to achieve their objectives.