Ensuring the caravan industry's voice is heard
Former political adviser to spread the word
THE caravan industry's peak body has appointed former political adviser
Julian Harniman to its newly created role of government relations and
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia said it wanted to ensure the
industry's collective voice was heard where it could effectively assist
businesses in the industry.
It was confident Mr Haniman's "strong communication and stakeholder
relationships skills" would help strengthen its presence politically and
achieve the best outcomes for the industry.
"Julian will ensure our sector's importance is recognised by government
and our ability to develop and grow is supported rather than impeded," the
association said in a statement.
"He will work to ensure our industry is properly consulted on all relevant
issues, receives fair recognition and appropriate support and is not
disadvantaged by unintended consequences or poor public policy."
Mr Haniman said he was "excited" to be working in an industry covering
tourism, retail and manufacturing sectors which together were innovating
and growing, enabling travellers to see Australia.
"I look forward to working towards greater advocacy, understanding and
recognition of an industry that encourages family-orientated travel while
also contributing significant benefits to the Australian economy," he
Mr Haniman was adviser to Shadow Federal Minister For Tourism and Regional
Development Bob Baldwin from September 2011 to November the following
He then became the Liberal Party's full-time campaign manager and
consultant for eight months from November 2012.
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