CEO Report – June 2022

After a long week of counting and recounting, Australia now knows the composition of the 47th Australian Parliament, its Ministry and, in a short time, will also know the make-up of the shadow Ministry under the leadership team of the Hon Peter Dutton MP and new Nationals leader the Hon David Littleproud MP.

I want to thank HVIA members who assisted with our Election Roadmap titled: A Strong Heavy Vehicle Industry – Vital for a Resilient Australia. It is built around four key policy pillars:

  • safety,
  • manufacturing & productivity,
  • skills and jobs and
  • sustainability: energy security and the environment. 

HVIA will now prosecute that agenda with key decision makers: Ministers, Shadow Ministers, seeking decisive action on these important policies for the heavy vehicle industry.

Last week we congratulated the Prime Minister, the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP on forming Government. Our policy agenda cuts across a range of other specific portfolios, now managed by the following Ministers and Assistant Ministers announced yesterday:

  • The Hon Richard Marles MP – Deputy Prime Minister
  • The Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP – Treasurer
  • The Hon Catherine King MP – Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
  • The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP – Minister for Skills and Training
  • THe Hon Ed Husic MP – Minister for Industry and Science
  • The Hon Tony Burke MP – Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
  • The Hon Chris Bowen MP – Minister for Climate Change and Energy
  • Senator Carol Brown – Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
  • Senator Tim Ayres – Assistant Minister for Manufacturing

Thank you to all those members who have participated in our State Committee meetings around the country over the last week. The last meeting in this round takes place in Melbourne next Thursday (9/6). I’d strongly encourage all members to attend.

There is a great deal of detail in the agenda notes on various policy and technical related issues and I thank all the contributors, who volunteer their time to assist HVIA represent the industry on a range of core activities.

As always, I remain available to our members, and welcome your feedback, advice, information or contact on 0438 066 441 or

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