Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, has announced the appointment of 12 representatives for the National Construction Industry Forum.
The National Construction Industry Forum is a direct outcome of the Federal Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit 2022 and aims to constructively and cooperatively face issues in the construction and building sector.
During the Jobs and Skills Summit held in 2022, businesses, unions and governments were brought together to talk about the shared challenges they face within their industry.
The National Construction Industry Forum was created on the basis that all involved would take a tripartite approach – which includes all parties engaging in equal and shared collaboration on matters affecting workers and businesses.
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said he welcomes the new appointees to their roles, praising their experience which will help to address key issues in the industry.
The appointees are the following:
- Ms Melissa Adler – Housing Industry Association
- Ms Irma Beganovic – National Electrical and Communications Association
- Ms Deborah Coakley – Dexus Funds Management and the Property Council of Australia
- Mr Brent Crockford – Australian Owned Contractors
- Mr Jon Davies – Australian Constructors Association
- Mrs Alison Mirams – Roberts Co.
- Ms Naomi Brooks – Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)
- Mr Tony Callinan, – Australian Workers’ Union (AWU)
- Mr Steve Murphy – Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union
- Ms Stacey Schinnerl – Australian Workers’ Union (AWU)
- Mr Michael Wright – Electrical Trades Union
- Mr Zach Smith – Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)