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June 16, 2015

Australia: TAA Names Martin Ferguson New Chair

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australiaTourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has appointed former Federal Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson as the new chair, giving the sector its strongest voice in Canberra for many years.

Ferguson’s appointment comes at a significant time for the industry as it concentrates resources to provide greater advocacy for an industry that is about to undergo its most significant expansionary phase in almost two decades

“TAA has strong representation and advocacy nationwide through its branches in each state and territory and I am looking forward to ensuring the industry has a strong voice in Canberra,” he said. 

“Australia now has a very competitive currency, major new tourism infrastructure underway, and is one of the fastest growing industries for employment, especially in regional areas that are currently being affected by the mining slowdown.

“The industry needs to advocate long-term and sustainable policies that encourage both development of the industry and creation of new employment opportunities.”

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