Ministers for the Department of Industry and Science

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

The Hon Karen Andrews MP was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.

Latest news

22 May 2015

APEC science prize for young researchers

Parliamentary Secretary Andrews announces the winner of the national search to find an Australian nominee for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education nominee, also known as the ASPIRE Prize.

22 May 2015

Western Sydney councils light years and $1 M ahead

Nine Western Sydney municipal councils are expected to share cost savings totaling over $1 million a year, under a $7.8 million energy efficient street lighting project launched by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science Karen Andrews today.

22 May 2015

Young Australian scientists recognised for work in disaster resilience

Three exceptional young scientists have been recognised for their work in improving disaster resilience in the Asia-Pacific region.

21 May 2015

3D printing comes to Australian school kids

Students from three secondary schools from Western Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria have experienced the cutting-edge of design technology thanks to a project delivered by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.