31 Aug, 2022
E146 – Hon Ed Husic MP- Member for Chifley (Labor) + Minister for Industry & Science.
Our guest for episode 146 is Australian politician Hon Ed Husic MP. Elected to the House of Representatives as the Federal Member for Chifley in 2010, Ed is currently serving as Minister for Industry and Science.
Passionate about the digital economy creating the jobs of the future, Ed has a long-standing interest in the impact of tech on our economy and community and his portfolio appointments and parliamentary interests have focused on this. For a number of years, he has been part of the Federal Opposition’s team developing policies to promote early stage and digital innovation.
In this episode, we dive into Ed’s top priorities for policies within the startup ecosystem. Ian and Ed also touch on the Research and Development tax incentive, the positive impact migration and visas can have on growing the economy, as well as discuss politics in general plus the impact inflation and rising interest rates may have on small startups.
Tune in to hear more from Ed!
Book – System Error by Rob Reich and Starling Grad War by Antony Beevor.
Series – Narcos and Kenobi (Starwars)
TV Shows – The A Team
Gadget – New generation airpods
This is Ed’s second time on the Open The Pod Bay Doors podcast. You can check out his first appearance here.
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