Australia's Energy Future

Australia's Energy Future

May 04

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The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP, Minister for Resources and Energy  

 Public event
 Four Seasons, 199 George Street, Sydney, NSW

 Lunch (12.00pm - 2.00pm)



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As the world responds to the challenges of climate change, energy security, economic competitiveness, and managing energy use, this raises critical issues for Australian businesses, communities and households.

It is reported that energy producers will need to spend at least $30bn over the next decade on power stations that use gas and other clean technologies to comply with meeting the emissions reduction target.

In the second session of the 2011 Energy series, CEDA is delighted to welcome The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP, Minister for Resources and Energy.

The Minister will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Australia's energy sector, and outline work the Government is undertaking as part of the Energy White Paper process to position Australia's energy sector for the decades ahead.


The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP  
Minister for Resources and Energy  
Minister for Tourism  

Martin Ferguson was first elected to the Federal Parliament in March 1996.

Since being elected, Martin has served as a member of Labor's front bench. Initially he was Shadow Minister for Employment and Training. He has also occupied the positions of Shadow Minister for Employment, Training, Population and Immigration; Shadow Minister for Employment, Training and Population; Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Services and Population; Shadow Minister for Regional and Urban Development, Transport and Infrastructure; Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Resources, Forestry and Tourism and Shadow Minister for Transport, Roads and Tourism. Following the Australian Labor Party's win in 2007, Martin has been appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism.

Martin has served on a number of Parliamentary Committees, including the House of Representatives Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Committee, the Employment and Training Committee, the Industry and Resources Committee and the Procedures and Privileges Committee.

Prior to entering Parliament, Martin was the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (1990-96) and vice-president (1985-90).

Martin joined the ACTU after fifteen years service with the then Miscellaneous Workers' Union. During this period, he worked as a Research Officer, was elected Assistant General Secretary in 1981 and finally as General Secretary in 1984.

From 1990-96, Martin was a member of the governing body of the International Labor Organisation.

He received an Order of Australia in June 1996 for his contribution to working people.

Martin has an Honours Degree in Economics from Sydney University. He is married and has two adult children. Martin and his family live in Melbourne.




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