Senior federal cabinet member Greg Hunt has visited Melbourne’s Chapel Press weeks after the second annual Print2Parliament was held in Canberra as an industry showcase of the National Print Awards gold medal winners.
Hunt, the federal health minister, minister assisting the prime minister for the public service and cabinet and local member for Flinders, has been advocating for tax and energy relief for SMEs and in particular printers following representations by the Print and Visual Communication Association (PVCA).
Hunt met with Chapel Press owner Russell Fray and congratulated Fray and his team on a stellar performance at the 2019 awards and also took a great interest in the makeup of the industry, particularly its investment in apprentices and apprenticeship training.
PVCA CEO Andrew Macaulay said the association is delighted at the increasing profile the printing, packaging and visual communications industry has with members of parliament following on from two successful Print2Parliament! events.
“We had expected, and are pleased to facilitate the ongoing dialogue between Members of Parliament and the printers in their electorates,” Macaulay said.
“MPs are listening to our members in regards to the challenges faced by the print, packaging and visual communication industry.
“We continue our open dialogue with the federal and state governments to ensure a consistent understanding of the complexity of our industry, which absolutely falls within advanced manufacturing.”
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