The Centre for New Industry (CNI) creates policy solutions that support a mission-oriented approach to industrial policy, and advocate for economic diversification, decarbonisation and democratisation.

Once our ideas are developed, they are subjected to rigorous peer review, and then communicated widely, both in the public domain and through our own extensive network of senior decision makers in government, industry, and the public service.


September 18, 2023

Cracks in the Foundation: Exploring barriers to successful sectoral programs for young workers

The IT industry says yes to sector programs to solve its skills shortages and give young people a go at better quality jobs
May 27, 2023

Submission to the Victorian Offshore Wind Transmission Consultation

We believe that these reforms will ensure that offshore wind is sustainable, both ecologically and economically, and will be part of a prosperous future in Portland and Gippsland.
April 30, 2023

Australia’s Science and Research Priorities: Conversation Starter

This submission is focused on expanding the science policy debate to include a wider range of important issues related to the appropriate role of science in a healthy democracy.
February 28, 2023

Submission: Abolishing Indexation and Raising the Minimum Repayment Income for Education and Training Loans Bill

As Australia emerges from the long tail of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis, the hidden fault lines in our economy have been exposed. However, long after the lockdowns ended and the economy has ‘snapped back’ to life, the enduring scarring effects of the labour market contraction are still being intensely felt, especially by ... Read more
February 13, 2023

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022

In this submission, The Centre for New Industry (CNI) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources’ consultation on the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) and argues in favour of the Bill’s passing. CNI believes that the NRFC will contribute toward a mission-oriented approach to economic management, as advocated ... Read more
August 24, 2022

A Blueprint for Better, Cleaner Jobs

The political, ecological and economic challenge of decarbonising Australia’s energy and industrial base is crying out for leadership. The next five to ten years are crucial to ensure that the worst outcomes of the climate crisis are mitigated, and we have a unique opportunity to reframe our economy in the interests of the people who ... Read more
August 22, 2022

Submission to the Inquiry into the Jobs and Skills Australia Bill

As Australia emerges from the long tail of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis, the fault lines in our economy resulting from a decade of mismanagement and neglect have been exposed. As businesses shut their doors and economic actors, both public and private, scrambled to address the lack of ventilators, intensive care beds ... Read more