Ministers for the Department of Industry

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry on 18 September 2013.

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry on 18 September 2013.

Latest news

16 September 2014

Business leader appointed to review Cooperative Research Centres

Prominent lawyer and innovation expert David Miles AM has been appointed to lead the review of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.

16 September 2014

Bioproducts research institute firm example of close industry collaboration

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said creating new links between industry and research must become more frequent if Australia is to capitalise on its competitive strengths, today launching a ne

15 September 2014

Australian Steel Institute Steel Building Conference

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, addressed the Australian Steel Institute Conference on the Gold Coast.

11 September 2014

Government's second tranche of VET reforms to deliver industry led and job ready skills and training

Industry will have a stronger voice in ensuring Australia’s workforce is skilled, flexible and ready to drive economic growth in the industries of the future, under the Government’s comprehensive reform package for the Vocational Education and Training sector.