AAMRI congratulates Chris Bowen on appointment as new Shadow Health Minister

AAMRI congratulates Chris Bowen on appointment as new Shadow Health Minister

3rd June, 2019

AAMRI President Professor Vlado Perkovic welcomes the Hon Chris Bowen MP as the new Shadow Health Minister. With a wealth of experience in government we look forward to working with Mr Bowen during this critical time for medical research.

“It’s a key time for medical research institutes, with the development and roll out of the 10-year Medical Research Strategic Plan. It’s great to see someone with a wide-range of knowledge and an interest in medical research take on this important portfolio,” said Professor Perkovic.

Professor Perkovic also congratulates the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP as the new Shadow Science Minister.

“We are looking forward to working with the new Shadow Ministry to seek new ways to boost the Australian economy through innovation and research.”

AAMRI also welcomes the re-appointment of the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP as Shadow Education and Training Minister.

With the new Shadow Cabinet, we are also seeing the end of tenure of two long serving politicians in the health and science sector.

AAMRI would also like to state its appreciation for the work of the Hon Catherine King MP, who has spent the last six years advocating for a better health care system for all Australians. And also, Senator the Hon Kim Carr MP, for his many years working in the areas of science, innovation and research.