15 October 2015
ICA welcomes Dr Jim Chalmers to the federal Shadow Ministry
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has welcomed the appointment of Dr Jim Chalmers as federal Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation.
ICA CEO Rob Whelan said: “Dr Chalmers has an impressive academic and career track record that augers well for his ability to make a positive contribution to the policy debate in this area.
“The ICA particularly notes Dr Chalmers’ background as Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue and membership of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics.
“At a time when tax reform is urgently needed to boost Australia’s productive capacity and meet future spending challenges, this experience will be highly useful.
“The ICA looks forward to meeting Dr Chalmers to discuss insurance issues, including the need to remove inefficient taxes that stymie economic growth and place unfair burdens on sections of the community.”