Abbott's return welcomed by Australian industry
This article was originally published in Clinica
John Howard's election victory brought with it the return to the Australian Health and Ageing portfolio of Minister Tony Abbott. This was welcomed by local medtech industry participants, who have become familiar with the minister's style. His continuation in office is seen as a clear plus for the sector, says the Medical Industry Association of Australia (MIAA). New at the ministry is Christopher Pyne, as parliamentary secretary to the minister, who will have responsibilities covering the forthcoming joint trans Tasman regulatory agency.