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

4 March 2015

Science speaks through new "Scimex" website

Scientists will be able to promote their discoveries directly to journalists on a new website launched today by the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC), with $300,000 support from the Australian Government.

4 March 2015

Government delivers exploration development incentive and other key taxation improvements

The Government has secured passage through the Senate of reforms that provide incentives for mineral exploration and remove punitive tax rates on excess superannuation contributions.

2 March 2015

Call for voluntary land nominations for a national radioactive waste management facility

The Australian Government has opened the process for voluntary site nominations for a national radioactive waste management facility.

2 March 2015

Speech to the International Year of Light event

Parliamentary Secretary Andrews' speech to the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies event at Questacon in Canberra.