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

17 April 2015

Developing our offshore petroleum resources

The Commonwealth-Western Australia (WA) Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority has granted the renewal of six retention leases scheduled to feed into the $55 billion Chevron-operated Gorgon Project which is nearing production. The Joint Authority also granted renewal of the West Tryal Rocks retention lease.

17 April 2015

Report details Australian intellectual property trends

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Science Karen Andrews today released the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2015, a detailed breakdown of the latest intellectual property (IP) trends in Australia.

14 April 2015

Research and science at core of Domestic Gas Strategy

The Australian Government will continue to support the responsible development of Australia’s unconventional gas resources, including coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas, through a Domestic Gas Strategy which will provide the framework for development based on comprehensive scientific data and expertise.

13 April 2015

Commonwealth Science Council Meeting

The Commonwealth Science Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, met for the second time today in Canberra.